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An Evening with CNN Anchor Don Lemon

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In an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, Don Lemon shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them.

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Magic City Books is proud to welcome Don Lemon, host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon for a virtual book event in celebration of his new book, This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends about Racism.

As America's only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon's daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America's systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Lemon was the leading voice on CNN guiding viewers through the death of George Floyd and a summer of nationwide protests and riots. Viewers relied on his nightly coverage to guide them through a global pandemic. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them.

Tickets for this event go on sale Monday, March 1 at 10:00 am CST. Each ticket includes one (1) hardcover copy of This is the Fire by Don Lemon and one (1) link to the virtual event on Sunday, May 23 at 6:00 pm CST.

Ticket purchasers have the option to have their book shipped to them or to pick up their book in person at Magic City Books. If you choose to have the book shipped, please be sure to enter your shipping address at checkout.

This is the Fire is being released on March 16, shipping via USPS will begin that day and all tracking information will be sent from stamps.com. Please be understanding of potential shipping delays.

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The link to the virtual event will be sent to the email address used to purchase your ticket on Friday, May 21.

About This is the Fire:

In this 'vital book for these times' (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today's most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?

The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America's only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America's systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them.

Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, he proceeds with reporting and reflections on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadows of segregation, and his adult confrontations with politicians, activists, and scholars. In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic ultimatum to America. He visits the slave port where a direct ancestor was shackled and shipped to America. He recalls a slave uprising in Louisiana, just a few miles from his birthplace. And he takes us to the heart of the 2020 protests in New York City. As he writes to his young nephew: We must resist racism every single day. We must resist it with love.

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