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Jewel Thomas

Abandoned in the Lions' Den

Jewel Thomas attained a master’s degree in policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and also studied creative writing at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh. Thomas has appeared as a guest speaker on Lynne Hayes-Freeland’s show on KDKA television and has also been a requested speaker at book clubs, libraries, and churches. Thomas resides in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and enjoys reading, writing, walking the trails, and exploring the scriptures. 

Abandoned in the Lions’ Den is a novel that journeys through the most influential events of the twentieth-century African American experience—the Great Migration, the Depression, World War II, and the cultural revolution of the 1960s. For the Davis family, living in the largely integrated community of Herminie, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, a strong religious faith is their defense against poverty, racism, and the changing morals of the developing century. 

October 22, 1 - 2pm, Saturday

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Destiny Birdsong + Jewel Thomas

In the glittering triptych novel, Nobody’s Magic, Suzette, Maple, and Agnes, three Black women with albinism, call Shreveport, Louisiana, home. At the bustling crossroads of the American South and Southwest, these three women find themselves at a crossroads in their own lives. This novel is a searing meditation on grief, female strength, and self discovery set against a backdrop of complicated social and racial histories.

Abandoned in the Lions’ Den is a novel that journeys through the most influential events of the twentieth-century African American experience—the Great Migration, the Depression, World War II, and the cultural revolution of the 1960s. For the Davis family, living in the largely integrated community of Herminie, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, a strong religious faith is their defense against poverty, racism, and the changing morals of the developing century.

Main Library, Darragh Center, 1-2 p.m.