TICKETED Virtual Paperback Launch for The City We Became with N.K. Jemisin and Mikki Kendall

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Ticket sales have ended for this event. While supplies last, you can still get a bookplate signed by N. K. Jemisin when you purchase The City We Became from Malaprop's. Request a bookplate using the order comments field.


Join N. K. Jemisin and Indie bookstores across the country to celebrate the release of The City We Became in paperback! Jemisin will be in conversation with Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism.

  • Your book is your ticket. Order The City We Became in paperback below to receive admission to the exclusive launch event. The order deadline for admission is 2:00 PM ET on July 27, 2021. (Purchase of Hood Feminism does not grant admission to the event.)
  • The event is hosted by Orbit Books on Crowdcast on Tuesday, July 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Everyone who orders by the deadline will receive confirmation and an access link via email prior to the event. Make sure you provide the correct email address when you place your order.
  • Books purchased for the event also include a bookplate signed by N. K. Jemisin. (Personalization is not available.)
  • The paperback is released on July 27 and will be available for pickup then as soon as both the books and bookplates have been received at the store. Our orders team will contact you when your book is available to be picked up or has been shipped. If your book is being shipped, you will receive it after the release date and shipping times vary.
  • Please contact info@malaprops.com with questions.

We look forward to seeing you online on July 27!

About The City We Became

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

"It's a glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York. It's inclusive in all the best ways, and manages to contain both Borges and Lovecraft in its fabric, but the unique voice and viewpoint are Jemisin's alone."—Neil Gaiman

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She has been a reviewer for the New York TimesBook Review, and an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time, she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie. 

Mikki Kendall is a New York Times bestselling writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on The Daily Show, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC's Women's Hour, and Huffington Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She is also the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights and a co-editor of the Locus-nominated anthology Hidden Youth, as well as a part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316509886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560562
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021