"What's childhood? It's when you don't know things. What things? The things you learn in childhood. This paradox is the heartbeat of Asali Solomon's moving, tough-minded novel, which talks about all of it: family ties, highs and lows, pop culture, work, race, love, and all the other things that make up life."
--Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Join us for the launch of Asali Solomon's debut novel Disgruntled. Set in West Philadelphia in the 1980's, Disgruntled tells the story of Kenya Curtis, the daughter of Afrocentric parents, who is teased by her classmates for being "different." The story follows Kenya from public school in West Philadelphia to private school in the suburbs, from childhood through adolescence, as she grows increasingly disgruntled by her inability to find any place or thing or person that feels like home.