Love and Other Tough Topics in YA Lit

Sat. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: Charlottesville Pride Community Network

Hosted by: UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff


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Lamar Giles (Not So Pure and Simple), NoNieqa Ramos (The Truth Is), and Brynne Rebele-Henry (Orpheus Girl) discuss their young adult novels for all ages, which tackle difficult topics, from sexuality and race to religion and family. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Giles’s thoughtful, hilarious read offers a timely viewpoint on religion, toxic masculinity, and teen sexuality.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Ramos writes with intensity and poeticism in this fresh, painful, but ultimately optimistic coming-of-age novel. Notable for its up-to-the minute depiction of gender identity, sexual orientation, and race.”―School Library Journal

“Raya and Sarah’s story is a credit to Rebele-Henry’s own teen voice, mature beyond her years. The emotionally dramatic narrative… rings incredibly true.”—NPR