Click here to register for this virtual event. Complimentary copies available for the first 50 registrants.
Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the DC Public Library and the DC Public Library Foundation to discuss the new graphic novel Invisible written by Christina Diaz Gonzalez and illustrated by Gabriela Epstein.
The first 50 young people to register for the event and select the "Free Event Admission + Free Book" option at registration will receive complimentary copies of the books for their home library (one sign-up per family, please). Recipients of the complimentary copy will pick their book up in the Alma Thomas Teen Space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Washington, DC, beginning Monday, August 8. Please note that complimentary book copies must be picked up by Saturday, August 20. These books are generously donated by the District of Columbia Public Library Foundation.
This program is presented in conjunction with D.C. Public Library’s Know Your Power contest, sponsored by Pepco. Teens are invited to submit an original work of writing, photography, illustration, or music that expresses their feelings on a social issue that matters to them. Click here for more information about Know Your Power.
About the Book:
Invisible introduces five students at Conrad Middle School who are required to work together to complete community service hours in the school cafeteria. They immediately know they have nothing in common, each with very individual tastes, backgrounds, and personalities. But because the students are all Spanish speakers, the school administration thinks they are all the same. None of the kids wants to be there, and each has their own issues they're dealing with in their life outside of school. But when they encounter someone who truly needs their help, they might just be able to come together to work as a team. Spanish and English combine effortlessly in this unique coming of age story told in graphic format.
Christina Diaz Gonzalez is the Edgar award-winning author of several books including The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper, Moving Target and Concealed, with another coming this fall—The Bluest Sky.
Gabriela Epstein is a bestselling illustrator based in Austin, Texas. She illustrated two bestselling Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels. Currently, she is writing and illustrating the graphic novel continuation of the Danny Phantom television series.