Join us for an evening of fairytale inspired YA stories, strong women, and blood, join us as we host authors Elana K. Arnold and Anna-Marie McLemore.
Elana’s works have such as Damsel, What Girls Are Made Of, and A Boy Called Bag have received the Printz Honor, been a National Book Award finalist, and have been named as a Global Read Aloud selection. Red Hood, Elana’s latest YA novel, is a dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power, and one girl’s journey to regain it.Anna-Marie’s stories are queer, Latinx, and nonbinary in nature, much inspired by fairy tales, and drawing heavily on the beautiful cultures they grew up in. Some of their previous works are The Weight of Feathers, When the Moon Was Ours, and Blanca & Roja. In their latest work, Dark and Deepest Red, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Olivia’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably and boy named Emil is the only one who knows secrets from five hundred years ago that could help save her.
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You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry.
Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.
With Anna-Marie McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.
Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.