Skip to Content


Story/Teller: Kaitlyn Greenidge's Libertie with Kara Young and Mira Jacob

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT March 30, 2021

Online via Zoom

Whiting Award-winning author Kaitlyn Greenidge joins author Mira Jacob (Good Talk) to celebrate the launch of Libertie. Coming off the major success of her debut novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, Greenidge returns with a powerful narrative about the meaning of freedom for black women. Told in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, musically-inclined protagonist Libertie seeks to etch out a life of independence while navigating relationships with her white-passing physician mother and her Haitian partner, who remains entrenched in his country’s patriarchy. Acclaimed stage and screen actor Kara Young will open the event with a dramatic reading from Greenidge’s new novel.

Thank you for supporting our nonprofit-run indie bookstore! Your purchase will help support our KidsRead programs for NYC Public Schools, Emerging Writer Fellowships, and public programming. Books purchased for events will begin shipping out the day after the event, unless otherwise noted. Please allow 1-3 weeks for your book(s) to arrive. Thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions about a shipment, send a note to our bookstore staff at

libertie - Zach Cihlar


  • Kaitlyn-Greenidge-by-Syreeta-McFadden-600x0-c-default - Carla Cain-Walther

    Kaitlyn Greenidge

    Kaitlyn Greenidge

    Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, was one of the New York Times Critics’ Top 10 Books of 2016 and a finalist for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times, and her writing has also appeared in Vogue, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Greenidge lives in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Actor Kara Young near her home in New York, Sept. 13, 2020. (Lelanie Foster/The New York Times)

    Kara Young

    Kara Young

    Born and raised in Harlem, Kara Young’s film and television credits include Chemical Hearts (Amazon, dir. Richard Tanne); After Yang (A24, dir. Kogonada); Hair Wolf, winner of Sundance 2018 Short film Jury Award: US fiction; and Random Acts of Flyness (HBO); The Punisher (Netflix). Young’s theater work includes All The Natalie Portmans (dir. Kate Whoriskey, MCC), Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven (dir. John Ortiz, Atlantic), New Englanders (dir Saheem Ali, MTC), Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d (dir. Awoye Timpo, The Duke), Syncing Ink (dir. Niegel Smith, Alley Theatre, The Flea), and Pretty Hunger (dir. Martha Banta, The Public). Young is a member of the Labyrinth Theater Company and a 2020 Lucielle Lortel Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, an Antonyo Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Play, and a recipient of Audelco’s 2020 Special Achievement Award. She is also the live voice over announcer for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 MTV Video Music Awards and MTV’s Girl Code.

  • MiraJacobbiopic

    Mira Jacob

    Mira Jacob

    Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by Time, Esquire, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series.

    Her novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and the Millions.