Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Politics and Prose sessions with Tom Angleberger, Breena Bard, Maria Scrivan, and Rob Harrell

I watched both of these live, and bought most of the books. I've read Harrell's Wink so far and it's excellent.

Graphix Panel - Tom Angleberger, Breena Bard, and Maria ScrivanJoin us for an afternoon with three graphic novelists as they discuss their delightful new releases. Each artist will share their art onscreen or do a live drawing demonstration. In the first graphic novel starring the world-famous mystery-solving mouse, Geronimo Stilton tries to uncover the source of a terrible smell pervading New Mouse City. Self-doubt is a major theme in Nat Enough, which follows a middle schooler who constantly compares herself to others. Difficult decisions abound in Trespassers, as a 13-year-old and her new friend break into an abandoned lake house to investigate the disappearance of the wealthy couple who lived there. Ages 8-13.

Rob Harrell, "Wink"
Ross Maloy's life was "normal" until he discovered a lump over his right eye. Now he's navigating seventh grade with a terrifying cancer diagnosis—and a cowboy hat to keep UV rays off his face.  As he tries to deflect some classmates' well-meaning yet exhausting pity and others' cruel memes, he finds an outlet in music. With his old best friend and an unlikely new one, Ross channels his rage into this thrilling new language. Inspired by the author's life, this empathetic and absolutely uproarious novel will resonate with anyone who has ever questioned the value of blending in. Ages 9-12.

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