Children's author event with Ibi Zoboi, author of My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi for a discussion and signing of her highly anticipated debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich. Zoboi will appear in conversation with Erika Long. Read on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Ibi and her book. 

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line to have books brought from home signed at this event, please purchase a copy of My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich will be published on Tuesday, August 27th, but copies will be available for purchase at the event!

The best way to support an author featured at a Parnassus event, as well as to support Parnassus for hosting the author and the event, is to purchase the author's new book from Parnassus. Your purchase also demonstrates to publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus and to Nashville.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have Ibi sign your books and ship them to you after the event! Shipping is available to all fifty states as well as internationally. For international shipping quotes, please email orders@parnassusbooks.net; be sure to include your mailing address so that we can create an accurate shipping quote for you.

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

More about My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-grade debut with a moving story of a girl finding her place in a world that's changing at warp speed.

Twelve-year-old Ebony-Grace Norfleet has lived with her beloved grandfather Jeremiah in Huntsville, Alabama ever since she was little. As one of the first black engineers to integrate NASA, Jeremiah has nurtured Ebony-Grace's love for all things outer space and science fiction--especially Star Wars and Star Trek. But in the summer of 1984, when trouble arises with Jeremiah, it's decided she'll spend a few weeks with her father in Harlem.

Harlem is an exciting and terrifying place for a sheltered girl from Hunstville, and Ebony-Grace's first instinct is to retreat into her imagination. But soon 126th Street begins to reveal that it has more in common with her beloved sci-fi adventures than she ever thought possible, and by summer's end, Ebony-Grace discovers that Harlem has a place for a girl whose eyes are always on the stars.

More about Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi is the author of two novels for young adults, Pride and American Street, a finalist for the National Book Award. She also edited the anthology Black Enough. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives with her family in New Jersey.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187353
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019