Neal Shusterman and Andrés Vera Martínez - Courage to Dream - at Conn Ave in the Children and Teens Department
Monday, November 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
A golem, a window to another world, Baba Yaga, the staff of Moses, and a crystalline shell provide inspiration in five powerful stories about finding hope and courage during the darkest of modern times: the Holocaust. These figures from Jewish folklore change the lives of ordinary people in action-packed, powerful graphic stories. Each narrative is followed by compelling historical facts and biographies.
About the Author:
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves.
About the Illustrator:
Andrés Vera Martínez is a cartoonist and illustrator. He is the co-author of the graphic memoir, Little White Duck: A Childhood in China. Andrés’ work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3x3, Junior Library Guild, Slate Cartoonist Studio, School Library Journal, Horn Book Magazine, NPR, and the New York Times. He currently lives in New England with his family.