In memoirs that deftly manage the intersections of race, class, gender, family, and more, Jaquira Díaz (Ordinary Girls) and Mitchell Jackson (Survival Math) move through childhoods tattooed with struggle and disenfranchisement to write triumphant accounts of who they were, where they’ve been, and who they are now. The result is two powerhouse literary memoirs that shine with honesty, energy, and offer roadmaps out of trauma into grace.
- Moderator: Doyin Oyeniyi
- Book Signing: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
Jaquira Díaz, Mitchell Jackson, Ordinary Girls, Survival Math