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February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with A’ja Wilson and Arielle Chambers

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Date:
February 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

Books & Books presents…

AN EVENING WITH A’JA WILSON

in conversation with

Arielle Chambers

discussing

Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You

(Flatiron Books: A Moment of Lift Book, $24.99)

Wednesday, February 28th, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with A’ja Wilson discussing her inspirational book: Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You (Flatiron Books: A Moment of Lift Book, $24.99). She will be in conversation with Arielle Chambers

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

“Through honest stories and inspiring lessons from her life, A’ja Wilson reminds us to never doubt who we are or apologize for being true to ourselves. Dear Black Girls is a must-read for every Black girl out there.” ―Gabrielle Union, New York Times bestselling author of We’re Going to Need More Wine and You Got Anything Stronger?

This one is for all the girls with an apostrophe in their names.

This is for all the girls who are labeled “too loud” and “too emotional.”

This is for all the girls who are constantly asked, “Oh, what did you do with your hair? That’s new.”

This is for my Black girls.

Despite gold medals, WNBA championships, and a list of accolades, A’ja Wilson knows how it feels to be swept under the rug—to not be heard, to not feel seen, to not be taken seriously. As a fourth grader going to a primarily white school in South Carolina, A’ja was told she’d have to stay outside for a classmate’s birthday party. “Huh?” she asked. Because the birthday girl’s father didn’t like Black people.

Wilson tells stories like this, about how even when life tried to hold her down, it didn’t stop her. She shares her contribution to “The Talk,” and how to keep fighting, all while igniting strength, passion, and joy. Dear Black Girls is a necessary and meaningful exploration of what it means to be a Black woman in America today—and a rallying cry to lift up women and girls everywhere.

“​D​ear Black Girls is filled with phenomenal stories and empowering insight on what it means to be a woman in today’s world. I didn’t want to put it down.” ―Tunde Oyeneyin, New York Times bestselling author of Speak

BUY THE BOOK HERE

About the Author:

A’JA WILSON is a professional basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces. The two-time MVP is the face of the WNBA and Las Vegas Aces, one of the industry’s hottest franchises. She and the USA Women’s National Team won gold at the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup, Tokyo Olympics, and 2018 FIBA World Cup. Off the court, A’ja has built the A’ja Wilson Foundation, which serves as a resource for children who struggle with dyslexia and empowers them to reach their full potential. A’ja currently resides in Las Vegas. Dear Black Girls is her first book.

About the Moderator:

Arielle Chambers, a Forbes Under 30 Honoree, is a multi-media journalist, host, and women’s sports and culture amplifier based in New York City. She utilizes storytelling to amplify the voices of women and magnify their excellence. Intentionally staying on the women’s side of things, Chambers seeks to show girls and women, world-wide, that their potential is limitless.In early 2019, Chambers founded Bleacher Report’s women’s platform, highlightHER and has grown it from the very beginning to now over 200,000 instagram followers and counting. HighlightHER is one of the fastest growing women’s sports platforms.

Through relentless dedication and tireless efforts to amplify women’s sports, Chambers has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 (Sports, 2021), For(bes) the Culture’s 50 Champions (2021), Sports Illustrated’s 100 Influential Women in Sports (2022), Dawn Staley Excellence in Broadcasting Award (2022), The Athletic’s 40 Under 40: Rising Stars in Women’s Basketball (2021), The CCNYC Creative Class (2022), Footlocker’s Sole List (2021) and Yahoo’s Changemakers (2021). Chambers also released a special edition ball with Wilson Basketball in collaboration with the WNBA.