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Nic Stone in Conversation with Becky Albertalli for Jackpot!

Event date: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Charis celebrates Nic Stone's newest book, Jackpot: All Bet$ Are Off, a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life. Nic will be in conversation with local YA author Becky Albertalli. 

Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.

Becky Albertalli is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); the acclaimed The Upside of Unrequited; and What If It’s Us (co-written with Adam Silvera). Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.

This is a Charis Circle Strong Families, Whole Children event. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

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Charis Books & More
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Jackpot Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781984829627
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin--which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life.


Dear Martin Cover Image
$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


Odd One Out Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9781101939567
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Published: Ember - September 17th, 2019

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.


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781984892973
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds.

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Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America.