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Teens Meet the Author: A Conversation with David Levithan

One Book One Town (Grades 7-12)

Author David Levithan will join us virtually for a teens-only conversation about how his works reflect the unique challenges and struggles of today’s youth. Geared for grades 7-12.

Your concerns, ideas, and opinions matter, so join us in the Kids' Program Room for free pizza and conversation with David, and make sure your voice is heard! Please try to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 to get your pizza. David will join us virtually at 6:00 p.m.

David Levithan's groundbreaking works include Boy Meets Boy, Every Day, the Dash & Lily series, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist, and Answers in the Pages. When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine’s Day (something he’s done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He’s often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it’s about where we’re going, and where we should be.

About Answers in the Pages:

When Donovan left his book The Adventurers in the kitchen, he didn't think his mom would read it. It's just an adventure novel about two characters trying to stop an evil genius. But soon the entire town is freaking out about whether the main characters are gay, and Donovan's mom is leading the charge to ban the book. Author David Levithan delivers a bold, fun, and compassionate story about taking action, being brave, and standing up for what's right. - adapted from the publisher

One Book One Town is spearheaded by EQDG (EQuality Downers Grove), whose vision includes creating an accepting and equitable environment for LGBTQ+ people through education, support, social action and advocacy. We partner with allies to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community and envision a village where everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Contact the Ask Us Desk at askus@dglibrary.org with questions.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Middle School | High School |

EVENT TYPE: | Registration Required | In-Person Program | Book Discussions |

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