Kalisha joins honorees of Literature for Justice program at Los Angeles Public Library.

From National Book Foundation website:

Join us for the launch of this program at the Los Angeles Public Library, where committee members, authors, experts, activists, and other well-known figures will help announce these illuminating and urgent works.

2008 and 2013 National Book Award Fiction Finalist Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers, Telex From Cuba) will moderate the panel discussion and 2016 Nonfiction Finalist Dr. Heather Ann Thompson (Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy) will be the host for the evening.  

Featured authors include James Kilgore (Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time)Ayelet Waldman and Theresa Martinez (Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons),Kalisha Buckhanon (Upstate: A Novel), and Antonio Baca (Jimmy Santiago Baca’s son, A Place to Stand).

This event is made possible by the Art for Justice Fund and presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library.