When we heard Gum Baby was starring in Kwame Mbalia’s contribution to The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities, we begged to get our hands on the story ahead of time so we could share it with you. We were persistent enough to get an excerpt.
For the rest, we’ll have to wait until 9/28, when the book goes on sale. Pre-order yours today. And don’t forget, you can get even more Kwame and Gum Baby when Tristan Strong Keeps Punching goes on sale on 10/5!
The Gum Baby Files
By Kwame Mbalia
ALKE IS A STORY.
Each of us carries parts of it—chapters, scenes, even just a few words. And when we come together? That magical world is brought to life. And as long as we continue to pass on the story of its existence to others, it can never be completely destroyed. Maybe, just maybe, word by word and line by line, we can rebuild that special place we call our own.
So . . . keep your eyes peeled.
And if you’re Alkean—from MidPass, the Golden Crescent, the Grasslands, wherever—remember this:
I’m coming to find you and bring you home.