In Stores Now: Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman ′12
KIRKUS Reviews listed Stage Dreams at the top of its 30 most-anticipated fall YA Books list!
Stage Dreams by The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Melanie Gillman ′12 released on September 3rd through Lerner Books. In this rollicking queer western adventure, Flor and Grace, a Latinx outlaw and a trans runaway, team up to thwart a Confederate plot in the New Mexico Territory. When Flor robs the stagecoach that Grace has used to escape her Georgia home, the first thing on her mind is ransom. But when the two get to talking about Flor’s plan to crash a Confederate gala and steal some crucial documents, Grace convinces Flor to let her join the heist
The Brooklyn Book Festival features free and low-cost programs celebrating reading, authors, discussion, and published literature. As New York City’s largest free literary festival, the show presents programs that are hip, smart, diverse, and inclusive. The festival presents challenging, engaging, and thoughtful programming in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, youth, and children literature. Other cartoonists you can find at this year’s show include Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night, Drawn and Quarterly, 2019), MariNaomi (Gravity’s Pull, Graphic Universe, 2019), Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea, Candlewick, 2019), and Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, Silver Sproket, 2016).