Symone and the Letter by the Daughters of A Revolutionary Summer—
A New Children's Book from McBride Collection of Stories
For as long as eleven-year-old Symone, lover of all things biology, dancing, and baking could remember, her family had always been complete. But that soon changes when Symone's family of four becomes a family of three as a result of her dad being unjustly incarcerated. Symone and the Letter details how young Symone copes with the loss of her father just before her school's annual Father-Daughter Dance.
A Revolutionary Summer, in conjunction with McBride Collections of Stories, is thrilled to announce the release of Symone and the Letter. The children's book is A Revolutionary Summer's premier publication and was written in its entirety by first-time authors and program participants Cortlin Bell, Tyla Booker, Jamesha Caldwell, Kalea Harris, Joy Njoroge, Zawadi Songhai and Jordan Wise.
We hope that you will support A Revolutionary Summer and the new authors by purchasing Symone and the Letter. Shipping is included in the cost.
About A Revolutionary Summer + the Authors
A Revolutionary Summer is an intensive critical reading and writing program dedicated to shifting harmful narratives about Black women and girls through literature, art and self-inquiry. During the Summer of 2019, daughters Cortlin Bell, Tyla Booker, Jamesha Caldwell, Kalea Harris, Joy Njoroge, Zawadi Songhai and Jordan Wise participated in a series of rigorous writing workshops.Together they applied critical concepts related to Black girlhood, justice and mental health to the drafting, editing, and revision of Symone and the Letter. All of the authors live in Baltimore, Maryland and attend local high schools or colleges. You can support A Revolutionary Summer's work by making a tax-deductible donation below.