THURSDAY, 23 JULY 2020 at 5 PM / IN CONVERSATION
Laurie Halse Anderson, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed
with TJ Klune, The Extraordinaries
New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, 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. Rakestraw Books is delighted to invite you to a special virtual event with award-winning novelist Laurie Halse Anderson in celebration of her new graphic novel, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed. For this evening's event she will be joined in conversation by TJ Klune, author of the newly published teen novel, The Extraordinaries.
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 Diana 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, she 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.
During this event Laurie will be in conversation with TJ Klune who has just published his first teen novel, The Extraorinaries. Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick's best friend (and maybe the love of his life).
Join Rakestraw Books for a special evening celebrating stories, comic books, and being the star of your life. Tickets are $5 (you'll get a coupon to rakestrawbooks.com as well!). Tickets should be purchased HERE.