Brie Spangler & Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Sunday, November 6 @ 4:00 PM
Brie Spangler’s Beast (Alfred A. Knopf) is a witty, wise, and heart-wrenching reimagining of Beauty and the Beast that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan. Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average 15-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. Kristin Elizabeth Clark’s Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a timely, fresh, and funny YA novel about a life-changing road trip for two best friends, one of whom is transgender. A male-to-female trans teen, Jess, and her male best friend, Chunk, take a cross-country road trip to attend Jess's father's wedding to her mother's former best friend. Hilarity, self-discovery, and some romance ensue.