Let Me Hear A Rhyme: Tiffany D. Jackson in conversation with Nic Stone

Event date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Charis welcomes Tiffany D. Jackson and Nic Stone for a conversation about the legacy of hip-hop, friendships, and writing in celebration of Tiffany Jackson's newest book, Let Me Hear a Rhyme. Both Tiffany and Nic will sign books. 

About Let Me Hear a Rhyme:

In this striking new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he's still alive.

Brooklyn, 1998. Biggie Smalls was right: Things done changed. But that doesn’t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are cool letting their best friend Steph’s music lie forgotten under his bed after he’s murdered—not when his rhymes could turn any Bed Stuy corner into a party.

With the help of Steph’s younger sister Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph’s music under a new rap name: the Architect. Soon, everyone wants a piece of him. When his demo catches the attention of a hotheaded music label rep, the trio must prove Steph’s talent from beyond the grave.

As the pressure of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only, each has something to hide. And with everything riding on Steph’s fame, they need to decide what they stand for or lose all that they’ve worked so hard to hold on to—including each other.

Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of Allegedly, Monday’s Not Coming, and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. A TV professional by day, novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking. You can visit her online at www.writeinbk.com.

Nic Stone is a native of Atlanta and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for a few years, she returned to the United States to write full-time.  She is the author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary event. The suggested donation is $5.

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Let Me Hear a Rhyme Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062840325
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 21st, 2019

In this striking new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he's still alive.


Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062422675
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2018

From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.


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$8.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys


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ISBN: 9780062422651
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 10th, 2018

4 starred reviews!

Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.

Mary B. Addison killed a baby.


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ISBN: 9781101939536
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes an honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between. Perfect for fans of Love, Simon and What If It's Us.


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Charis welcomes Tiffany D. Jackson and Nic Stone for a conversation about the legacy of hip-hop, friendships, and writing in celebration of Tiffany Jackson's newest book, Let Me Hear a Rhyme. Both Tiffany and Nic will sign books.