Jay'Aina (Jay Jay) Patton


UPDATE:  Advanced Reader Copies of "Dear Dad" (Giveaway)

Saturday, June 29: 11:00AM―11:30AM PT

Dear Dad by Jai'Aina Jay-Jay Patton - ARC Giveaways

Stop by the Sails Pavilion to pick up an advance reader copy of the new book Jay Jay co-wrote with her dad, "Dear Dad: Growing Up with a Parent in Prison—and How We Stayed Connected.” The book, available September 2024, is a powerful coming-of-age graphic novel that shows Jay Jay's life growing up with a dad, in and out of prison.

Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton is a 20-year-old coder, app developer, youth leader, entrepreneur, and author. She’s a big fan of anything tech-related and especially loves getting hands-on. She is also an advocate for diversity in the tech field and beyond and aspires to make a real impact on the world. Her father, Antoine Patton, was born on an army base in Fort Ord, California. He grew up in rough neighborhoods across Buffalo, NY, and ended up incarcerated at age 20 for eight years. Since coming home from prison, he has become a prolific entrepreneur, software engineer, and published author.


 

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