Beauty Slays in ‘The Belles’

What if you alone had the power to transform, to heal, to beautify… or to destroy? Our March selection is The Belles, a dazzling dystopian fairy tale by Dhonielle Clayton. Pick up a copy at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library, or our own little free library at Elementz, and make plans to join our youth-led book chat at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom. (You might win a WVXU/D&M swag bag, including a copy of our April book, The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo!).


Here’s a conversation between author Dhonielle Clayton and our January author, Jason Reynolds, at a “Politics & Prose” event in 2018: