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Join The Ivy in welcoming Laurie Halse Anderson, who will be in conversation with author Jason Reynolds. The conversation will be moderated by author Sam Maggs.
New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak and Shout) and artist Leila del Duca reimagine Wonder Woman's origins in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.
Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings—namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea.
Cut off from everything she's ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now she must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time—a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she's ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, Diana must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference.
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice and finding home.
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was also short-listed for the United Kingdom's Carnegie medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant contribution to young adult literature. She has also been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a member of RAINN's National Leadership Council and frequently speaks about sexual violence.
Jason Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys, Long Way Down, For Everyone and Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Jason writes novels and poetry for YA and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. Jason won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for his first work of prose, When I Was The Greatest, and seven more novels followed, including what became his New York Times best-selling Track series, and As Brave As You, winner of the 2016 Kirkus Prize, the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teen, and the 2017 Schneider Family Book Award. Long Way Down was named a Newbery Honor book, a Printz Honor Book, and best young adult work by the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Awards.
Sam Maggs is a bestselling author of books, comics and video games. Her YA and middle-grade books includeThe Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope, Con Quest!, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks, and Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.
TIME & DATE
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 6:30pm