The Gainsboro Branch of the Roanoke City Public Library will welcome the public to a reading of Mary Ellen Campagna’s new Y/A novel, UNA, Queen of Trouble, published by Gold King Diversity Publications, Inc.
The book is historical fiction, detailing the destruction that occurred as a result of Urban Renewal as remembered by a group of teens in the 1980s. It is dedicated to the memory of Evelyn Davis Bethel and Helen E. Davis, activists and civil rights pioneers in Roanoke; they were the sisters who helped to save the Gainsboro Library from destruction.
Campagna is a graduate of Hollins University and was a freelance reporter in the Roanoke Valley for over 25 years. She often covered controversial subjects.
A light lunch will be served at this event and there will be prizes. Gainsboro Library is located at: 15 Patton Ave, NW Roanoke, VA 24016