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November 2019

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Liz Braswell

In Stuffed, Clark’s mom attempts to rid the house of stuffies, which protect the house at night. Does Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters?…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King tells the story of Fatima and her friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker who can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When Hassan’s gift is perceived as a threat, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls?…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Stacy DeKeyser

Nick has found his American dream—becoming a batboy for the local baseball team. There are just two curveballs in his way: his hard-working immigrant parents, and Tank, a terrifying 2,000-pound rhinoceros. Nick will need to keep his eye on the ball in The Rhino in Right Field.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nonfiction Readings

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen tells the true story of Albert Hicks, a notorious underworld figure who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off of 14th Street. In Tough Luck: Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the Rise of the Modern NFL, R.D. Rosen tells the hidden story of legendary Chicago Bears quarterback Sid Luckman and his criminal father set in Depression-era New York.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Discourse on Discourse

Robert Boyers’s The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies elegantly and fiercely addresses recent developments in American culture, and argues for the tolerance of difference that is at the heart of the liberal tradition. Stanley Fish’s The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump is a sharply observed look at one of the most hotly debated issues of our time: freedom of speech.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 1:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Power of the Press

In They Will Have to Die Now, Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate James Verini takes us into the heart of the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time. Andy Greenberg’s Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers chronicles the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotage. Jake Bernstein reveals a landscape of illicit money,…

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

slate Podcasts Live at Miami Book Fair: Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, Pamela Paul shows how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading in her book, How to Raise a Reader. Adam Mansbach’s Fuck, Now There Are Two of You, is actually a loving monologue about a new addition to the family. Paul and Mansbach will be joined by podcast hosts Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois, the latter writes about setting out with his family on a journey of discovery in How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The American Dream, Then and Now

In Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, authors Julian E. Zelizer and Kevin M. Kruse chronicle the past four decades of stark political partisanship and social divisions in the United States. Nicholas Lemann’s Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream examines the concentration of wealth and economic inequality in the United States.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics in the 21st Century

From “Agitate” to “Zygote,” John Freeman’s Dictionary of the Undoing redefines selected words necessary in the current political era. In If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might be Saved, Michael Tomasky combines data with trenchant analysis to explain how the nation broke apart and offer a path to a more hopeful political future.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LGBTQ Lives

A Wild and Precious Life is a lively, intimate memoir from Edie Windsor, an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism, which opened the door for marriage equality. Judith Kasen-Windsor, Edie’s widow, will talk about Edie’s groundbreaking life. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States  is transgender reporter Samantha Allen’s narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in conservative states,…

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LGBTQ Lives

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Chicago & Cincinatti: Nonfiction

Alex Kotlowitz’s An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago is a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago’s most turbulent neighborhoods. Investigative reporter Kyle Swenson tells in Good Kids, Bad City the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Edge of Sports

Melissa Isaacson’s  State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation  is a compelling first-person account of what it was like to live through both traditional gender discrimination in sports and the joy of the very first days of equality in the 1970s. In You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity, former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many “blind spots” that hinder the healthy development of men.…

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Edge of Sports

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