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The Ship We Built: A Discussion with Lexie Bean and Noah Grigni (ages 9-adult) [VIRTUAL—BY RSVP]
January 16 @ 14 h 00 min - 15 h 00 min
Please join us for an interactive book talk on The Ship We Built with author Lexie Bean and illustrator Noah Grigni.
for ages 9-Adult
Please join us for an interactive book talk on The Ship We Built with author Lexie Bean and illustrator Noah Grigni. We’ll talk about the creative process, and how identity shaped the story, as well as how the author and illustrator worked together to find artwork to fit the story. Lexie will read a passage from The Ship We Built, and Noah will share several of the sketches used in the book, then following a discussion moderated by Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager Celeste, we will move into a Q&A with the audience. Both Lexie and Noah identify as queer and trans, and The Ship We Built, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, is the first middle grade book from a major American publisher centering a trans boy and written by one. The text deals with themes of isolation, faith, gender and sexuality, abuse, addiction, incarceration, and imagination as a tool for survival. This event is sure to interest young readers, aspiring writers, activists, and artists of all ages. You can check out the book from our collections.
This event is free and open to the public (ages 9-Adult). This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Registered participants will be sent a link to join the event. Advance registration is required (register HERE).
Send an email to Celeste, our Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, with questions about events and collections for ages 0-18: firstname.lastname@example.org.