Teen Party With Kellly Ann Jacobson
Join us for a teen night with author Kelly Ann Jacobson. We'll nosh on pizza and discuss her book Robin and Her Misfits, one of the year's most anticipated LGBTQIA+ young adult novels.
Ticket includes dinner, drinks, dessert and a copy of the book.
Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson is the author or editor of many published books, including, most recently, her young adult novel Tink and Wendy (Three Rooms Press), winner of the 2021 Foreword Indies Gold Medal for Young Adult Fiction and her contest-winning chapbook An Inventory of Abandoned Things (Split/Lip Press). Kelly's short fiction has been published in such places as Best Small Fictions, Daily Science Fiction, Northern Virginia Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, New Plains Review, and Gargoyle. Kelly received her PhD in fiction from Florida State University. She currently lives in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Lynchburg.
A roving female gang of fun-loving rebel bikers and street racers, led by Robin, agree to give back to other girls in need of help in this stunning queer mash-up of Robin Hood and Fast and Furious.
Robin and her four Misfits--Little John, White Rabbit, Daisy Chain, and Skillet--have run away from their families in order to live off the grid on their own terms. For a while, they're hidden, safe, and happy as they commit petty crimes that provide enough to get by. All that matters is keeping their small clan alive. Then, one mission proposed by an unfriendly associate from their past reminds them of their former lives and motivates the group to a new purpose. The five Misfits develop into a league of strong individuals united by a fresh goal: do whatever it takes to help queer girls rise above oppressive laws and attitudes.
Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Books: Young Adult Literature --LAMBDA Literary
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Recommended LGBTQ+ YA --Reads Rainbow