Are you ready for a Road Trip to the Past?
This fall we are ready to remix some old classics! Join Bethany C. Morrow and C.B. Lee on the Remixed Road Trip as they chat about their new novels in our Remixed Classics series, So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix
and A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix
, with fellow authors, podcasters, and more!
Check out the full schedule below and make sure you mark your calendars so you don't miss a single event!
September 8 at 8pm ET: Bethany C. Morrow and Black Girls Create
Hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop
September 9 at 8pm ET: C.B. Lee and Aminah Mae Safi
Hosted by Porter Square Books
September 10 at 8pm ET: Bethany C. Morrow and Karen Strong
Hosted by Politics & Prose
September 13 at 8pm ET: C.B. Lee and Tasha Suri
Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy
September 14 at 8pm ET: Bethany C. Morrow and C.B. Lee
Hosted by The Novel Neighbor
A Clash of Steel by C.B. Lee
Two intrepid girls hunt for a legendary treasure on the deadly high seas in this YA remix of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island.
The sun is setting on the golden age of piracy, and the legendary Dragon Fleet, the scourge of the South China Sea, is no more. Its ruthless leader, a woman known only as the Head of the Dragon, is now only a story, like the ones Xiang has grown up with all her life. She desperately wants to prove her worth, especially to her mother, a shrewd businesswoman who never seems to have enough time for Xiang. Her father is also only a story, dead at sea before Xiang was born. Her single memento of him is a pendant she always wears, a simple but plain piece of gold jewelry.
But the pendant's true nature is revealed when a mysterious girl named Anh steals it, only to return it to Xiang in exchange for her help in decoding the tiny map scroll hidden inside. The revelation that Xiang's father sailed with the Dragon Fleet and tucked away this secret changes everything. Rumor has it that the legendary Head of the Dragon had one last treasure—the plunder of a thousand ports—that for decades has only been a myth, a fool's journey.
Xiang is convinced this map could lead to the fabled treasure. Captivated with the thrill of adventure, she joins Anh and her motley crew off in pursuit of the island. But the girls soon find that the sea—and especially those who sail it—are far more dangerous than the legends led them to believe.
So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow
Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.
North Carolina, 1863.
As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters:
Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own.
Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained.
Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose.
Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family's home.
As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together.