IN-PERSON: Nicole Melleby and A.J. Sass - "Camp QUILTBAG" with Sara Farizan
From the acclaimed authors of Hurricane Season and Ana on the Edge, an unforgettable story about the importance of and joy in finding a community, for fans of Alex Gino and Ashley Herring-Blake. The authors will be in conversation with Sara Farizan, author of Dead Flip.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Twelve-year-old Abigail (she/her/hers) is so excited to spend her summer at Camp QUILTBAG, an inclusive retreat for queer and trans kids. She can’t wait to find a community where she can be herself—and, she hopes, admit her crush on that one hot older actress to kids who will understand.
Thirteen-year-old Kai (e/em/eir) is not as excited. E just wants to hang out with eir best friend and eir parkour team. And e definitely does not want to think about the incident that left eir arm in a sling—the incident that also made Kai’s parents determined to send em somewhere e can feel like emself.
After a bit of a rocky start at camp, Abigail and Kai make a pact: If Kai helps Abigail make new friends, Abigail will help Kai's cabin with the all-camp competition. But as they navigate a summer full of crushes, queer identity exploration, and more, they learn what's really important. Camp QUILTBAG is a heartfelt story full of the joy that comes from being and loving yourself.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nicole Melleby, a New Jersey native, is the author of highly praised middle-grade books, including the Lambda Literary finalist Hurricane Season and ALA Notable book How to Become a Planet. She lives with her wife and their cat, whose need for attention oddly aligns with Nicole’s writing schedule. Visit her online at nicolemelleby.com and @LadyMelleby on Twitter.
A.J. Sass (he/they) is an author, editor, and competitive figure skater who is interested in how intersections of identity, neurodiversity, and allyship can impact story narratives. He is the author of Ana on the Edge and Ellen Outside the Lines (Little, Brown), as well as a contributor to the This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us anthology (Knopf). He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend, a handful of aquarium fish, and two cats who act like dogs. Visit him online at sassinsf.com or @matokah on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Sara Farizan is the author of the middle-grade graphic novel My Buddy, Killer Croc, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari. She is also the author of several YA novels, including the award-winning If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. She lives in Massachusetts. You can learn more about her and her books at sarafarizan.com.