Phillip Brown shares his new book "Olivia Jones" journey...
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Olivia Jones, a book written by Phillip Brown, captures the best of times and the worst of times–highlighting the joys and contradictions of a 1960’s African-American family of Southern roots, while exposing Civil Rights history, community, equality, and justice through the eyes of a young girl.
Eleven-year-old Olivia Jones lives in the backwoods of rural Alabama, where she enjoys fishing and riding her bike with her best friend Mo, who tries to help her make sense of her unusual life. They share a deeply wounding sadness that they bear together as only best friends can.
When the opportunity arises to find their fathers who they thought abandoned them, they chase it with a reckless zeal for truth when they discover that Mo’s father is alive and living in a city several towns over. The two friends devise a plan to find Mo’s father without telling their mothers. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Olivia is forced to continue the journey alone.
If you’re ready to share the adventure, joy, and unexpected intrigue of Olivia Jones, please join us at Barnes and Nobles for a theatrical screening, and to bring a copy of Olivia Jones into your home - classroom - theater or cultural center.
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