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Shakirah Bourne presents Josephine Against the Sea: In conversation with Tracey Baptiste
July 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Bajan author and filmmaker Shakirah Bourne joins Greenlight (virtually!) to launch her debut middle grade novel, Josephine Against the Sea, a magical, heartfelt adventure inspired by Caribbean mythology!
Eleven-year-old Josephine knows that no one is good enough for her daddy. That’s why she makes a habit of scaring his new girlfriends away. She’s desperate to make it onto her school’s cricket team because she’ll get to play her favorite sport and use the cricket matches to distract Daddy from dating. But when Coach Broomes announces that girls can’t try out for the team, the frustrated Josephine cuts into a powerful silk cotton tree and accidentally summons a bigger problem into her life. Can Josephine convince her friends to help her and use her cricket skills to save Daddy from the clutches of his new girlfriend, a vengeful sea creature, before it’s too late?
Tracey Baptiste (WFYP, MFA Writing Faculty), bestselling author of the creepy Caribbean series The Jumbies and several other books, joins Bourne in conversation at this magical virtual book launch!