Black Sun Book Event

Join the Project LIT book club via Zoom on Monday, January 24, at 3:30pm. Professor Cat Ramírez from UCSC will discuss the book "Black Sun" and her work in Latinx literature. There will be a brief lecture by Professor Ramírez, followed by a book discussion and time for questions.
Participants will be invited to pick up a pan dulce on Tuesday following the event in the Harbor High Library. 

You don't want to miss this event!



Black Sun is inspired by the civilizations of the Americas before the arrival of Europeans and explores the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts.

Book details:

The first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return

When the earth and sky converge

Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.
Provided by the publisher.


About Professor Ramírez:

Catherine S. Ramírez, chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is a scholar of Mexican American history; race, migration, and citizenship; Latinx literature and visual culture; comparative ethnic studies; gender studies; and speculative fiction.

She is the author of Assimilation: An Alternative History and The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory and she is a co-editor of Precarity and Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship. She has also written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Public Books, and Boom California.
(Professor Ramírez website)