#BlackVoices: Propaganda

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 5:30pm

You're invited to experience some essential #BlackVoices! Join Country Bookshelf, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and Ingram as we share this great opportunity to hear from under-represented voices in publishing. The #BlackVoices series seeks to amplify books, authors and stories that are centered around Black people and culture.  We're excited to share this virtual event with Propaganda for Terraform: Building A Better World.  

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In this debut collection of essays and poetry, musician, speaker, and activist Propaganda inspires us to create a better, more equitable world.

"If we get to make the very cultures that shape who we are, then let us remake them in the best way possible."

In this deep, challenging, and thoughtful book, Propaganda looks at the ways in which our world is broken. Using the metaphor of terraforming--creating a livable world out of an inhospitable one--he shows how we can begin to reshape our homes, friendships, communities, and politics.

In this transformative time--when we are redefining what a truly just and equitable world looks like, and reflecting on the work that needs to be done both in our spiritual and secular lives--Propaganda rallies readers to create that just world. He sheds light on how nefarious origin stories have skewed our views of ourselves and others and allowed gross injustices, and demonstrates how great storytelling and excellent art can create and shape new perspectives of the world and make all of us better.

Before dedicating his life to hip hop and poetry, Propaganda received degrees in illustration and intercultural studies, taught high school, and founded two charter schools. Propaganda co-hosts The Red Couch Podcast with his wife, Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty. His upcoming album, Terraform, will be released in 2021. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Looking to connect with a favorite author?

Check out these two past events in the #BlackVoices series, which feature bestselling authors and fresh new voices in kidlit, in an engaging and accessible format.

#BlackJoy with Paula Chase forTurning Point, Tanita S. Davis for Serena Says, Lisa Moore Ramée for Something to Say, and Janae Marks for From the Desk of Zoe Washington

#BlackJoy with Featuring Nancy Johnson for The Kindest Lie, Helena Andrews-Dyer & R. Eric Thomas for Reclaiming Her Time, Chanelle Benz for The Gone Dead, and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Elijah Cummings – We’re Better Than This

Terraform: Building a Better World Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063036246
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: HarperOne - June 8th, 2021

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Bozeman, MT 59715
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