Boston Public Library is hosting: Ngozi Ukazu (for teens only) and Leah Johnson (teens and adults welcome).
On October 28th at 3 PM, we’ll be hosting author and artist Ngozi Ukazu for a drawing demo and Q&A about creating webcomics, finding your artistic voice, and about her recently concluded series Check, Please! Check, Please! follows a semi-closeted former figure skater named Bitty as he adjusts to college life and joins his school’s hockey team. It can be read for free online here, and it has something for pretty much anyone – it is a great mix of sports, romance, and friendship.
On November 12 at 4 PM, we’re hosting Leah Johnson, whose debut novel You Should See Me in a Crown was an instant hit and was chosen for Reese Witherspoon’s book club. You Should See Me in a Crown follows Liz, a high school senior who decides to run for prom queen in hopes of winning the associated scholarship. But that’s easier said than done when you’re one of the only Black kids at your school, suffer from social anxiety, and are in the closet but developing a crush on a fellow prom queen hopeful…
Feel free to share around with any students or partner groups that you think might be interested! The Leah Johnson event is also open to adults.
Laura Berestecki, Young Adult Librarian
Boston Public Library