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Miami rapper and rising author,  Jacki-O  is taking to the road to headline events bringing together books and Hip-Hop.

Working alongside Conversations Book Club, Jacki will travel to Mississippi to converge the power of reading with the power of her craft.

This will not be first time she’s traveled to the Magnolia State to deliver the message; in 2008 she visited Mississippi to promote her novel Grown and Gangsta.

Now moving on to more serious subject matter, Jacki-O is promoting her forthcoming autobiography RELENTLESS.

Detailing her rise to fame, RELENTLESS will tell the story of how a little girl growing up in Miami’s Liberty City became the national spokesperson for the Hip Hop and Books Literacy Campaign encouraging reading among the urban community

Her first date on the road will be April 15 at Jackson, Mississippi’s Peeples Middle School followed by a visit to Morrison Academic Center.

Jacki-O’s list of book club appearances is below.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

* 8:30-10:30a.m., Peeples Middle School (Jackson, MS)

* 11:30-12:30p.m., Morrison Academic Center (Jackson, MS)

* 2-4p.m., Meet and Greet/Signing @ Medgar Evers Library (4215 Medar Evers Blvd *Jackson, MS)

* 6-8p.m., Meet and Greet/Signing @ Appetizers Restaurant (3086 HWY 80 E * Pearl, MS)

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

* 1-3p.m., Meet and Greet/Signing @ Pearl Public Library 2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS)

* 6-8p.m., Meet and Greet/Signing @ Appetizers Restaurant (3086 HWY 80 E * Pearl, MS)

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010

* 12-3p.m., Hip Hop and Books Rally at Smith Park (Downtown Jackson, MS) — musical performances by independent recording artists, art exhibit by C. A. Webb and others as well as a meet and greet/signing with the authors and a special tribute to recording artist C. Watts aka Playa Connected.

* 8-10p.m., Celebrity Entertainment Complex (3349 Hwy 51 S * Winona, MS)— Meet & Greet/Signing

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