Shannon has three more readings this coming week:
Minneapolis author Shannon Gibney brings her new young adult novel, Dream Country, to Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul. Join Shannon (See No Color) in conversation with fellow author Bryan Bliss (We’ll Fly Away) around Dream Country, the heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom. Find out more about the book reviewers are calling “incredible,” “heart-wrenching,” “masterfully epic,” and “a necessary reckoning.” Join the conversation with these two amazing authors, and get your books signed, too!
In partnership with East Side Freedom Library and Do Good Roseville, this special event at Ramsey County Library in Shoreview will feature a reading of book excerpts, a discussion with St. Kate’s Professor of English Dr. Taiyon Coleman, and an audience Q&A session.
Written for young adults, “Dream Country” is a heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom.
Books will be available for purchase from Moon Palace Books.
Check out more press on Dream Country:
Publisher’s Weekly featured this picture (taken by Andrew Karre) and caption from the Dream Country book launch in their “In Brief” feature on September 13:
A Meaningful Moment
Author Shannon Gibney celebrated the launch of her novel, Dream Country (Dutton), which spans generations and explores a family’s immigration from Liberia to America. The event was held at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minn., on September 12. The author spoke in conversation with Dr. Taiyon Coleman, a professor at the school, and answered audience questions. At the event, Gibney (l.) met a 20-year-old Liberian student, who was born in a refugee camp. During the Q&A, the student expressed how much the book meant to her.