Join us on October 20 for a conversation with Kara Lee Corthron, author of Daughters of Jubilation. This historical YA fantasy is a coming-of-age tale set in the Jim Crow South. Evalene Deschamps is a teenager in the throes of first love when she discovers magical abilities that have been passed down through generations of Black women in her family. As if navigating puberty wasn't hard enough, the magic feeds off love and anger, so Evvie must learn to control her emotions and channel her powers to protect her loved ones.
Daughters of Jubilation has been named one of Bustle's "Best Books of Fall 2020" and we can't wait to discuss the book with Kara and SBC members.
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About the book
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In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother, and a longtime crush who is finally making a move.
On top of all that, Evvie’s magic abilities are growing stronger by the day. Her family calls it jubilation—a gift passed down from generations of black women since the time of slavery. And as Evvie’s talents waken, something dark comes loose and threatens to resurface…
And when the demons of Evvie’s past finally shake free, she must embrace her mighty lineage, and summon the power that lies within her.
About the author
Kara Lee Corthron is an author, playwright, and TV writer based in Los Angeles. She’s the author of The Truth of Right Now, winner of the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. Her plays, including What Are You Worth?, Welcome to Fear City, AliceGraceAnon, and Holly Down in Heaven, have been performed across the US, and she writes for the TV thrillers You (Netflix) and The Flight Attendant (HBO Max). She’s a multiyear MacDowell Fellow and a resident playwright at New Dramatists.