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218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
253-272-8801 http://www.kingsbookstore.com

May 2018

Renee Simms (local author) book launch: MEET BEHIND MARS

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Join us on Thursday, May 3 at 7 PM at King's Books as we celebrate the release of the debut short story collection of Renee Simms, MEET BEHIND MARS. She will be joined by poet Fernando PĂ©rez (A Song of Dismantling), with music by DJ Smokey Wonder. MEET BEHIND MARS is a revealing look at how geography, memory, ancestry, and desire influence our personal relationships. The stories in this collection span forty years and two continents and range in structure…

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Jewell Parker Rhodes (children’s author) book event: GHOST BOYS

May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Join us Friday, May 4 at 6PM at King's Books as we welcome award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes to talk about her latest middle reader GHOST BOYS, a devastating and crucial novel about a police killing of a black boy, written for younger readers. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of…

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The Songs We Hide – book launch at King’s Books

May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the release of the new novel The Songs We Hide by Tacoma writer Connie Hampton Connally. She'll do a reading from her debut book, then open the floor to questions and discussion. You can also look forward to some Hungarian music.

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June 2018

Paul Ortiz Book Talk

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Join us as we welcome Paul Ortiz to talk about his recent book An African American and Latinx History of the United States. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights, this book is a revolutionary, politically-charged narrative history arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian…

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Tacoma’s Lincoln District Book Talk

June 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Join us as we welcome Kimberly Davenport to talk about Tacoma's Lincoln District, a new pictorial history of the neighborhood. In 1889, a 40-acre parcel south of downtown Tacoma was set aside as South Park. In 1901, park commissioners officially changed the name to Lincoln Park to honor the former president. Lincoln remained the area's namesake, and portions of the park were carved out to create Lincoln High School in 1913 and Lincoln Bowl in the 1940s. This book shares…

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Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility Book Talk

June 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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King's Books, in partnership with PCAF and American Leadership Forum - Tacoma/Pierce County, welcome Robin DiAngelo to talk about her new book, White Fragility. In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white…

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November 2018

Cats I’ve Known: A reading and book signing

November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Writer Katie Haegele will be at King's Books to read from and sign copies of her book, Cats I've Known (Microcosm Publishing). About the Book: From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life -- or rather the story of her life in relation to the many cats she meets in Philadelphia's streets, alleys, houses, apartments, and bookstores. Through Haegele's sharp, wise, and at times hilarious gaze, we see cats for what…

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