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ReadOut 2023: Queer Young Adult Literature Panel
February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ReadOut 2023 and the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library presents an author panel to discuss queer young adult literature. Maria Ingrande Mora is an author whose young adult debut novel, Fragile Remedy, was selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Her second novel, The Immeasurable Depth of You, will be released in March 2023. Aaron H Aceves is a bisexual, Mexican-American writer born and raised in East L.A. His debut young adult novel This Is Why They Hate Us was released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and received multiple starred reviews and was named a Best Young Adult Book of 2022 by Kirkus Reviews. Raquel Marie earned a BA in English and a minor in gender and sexuality studies from the University of California Irvine. She is the author of Ophelia After All, You Don’t Have a Shot, and many unfinished drafts. Kelsey Jagneaux is an historian and avid reader.
Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Gulfport Public Library. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Parking is available for free at the library.
February 18 @ 1:00 pm -
February 18 @ 2:00 pm