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An In-Store Event!
This is an IN-STORE EVENT that will consist of a 30 minute discussion with Minh Lê and conversation partner Alonso Nunez, followed by an audience Q&A, and lastly the book signing.
Purchasing a copy of ENLIGHTEN ME through Mysterious Galaxy will get you a numbered ticket for the signing line after the event. Those who have not purchased a book through us are still welcome to get their books signed, but will have to wait until after the numbered line has finished. Purchasing your books through us allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!
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About the Creator
MINH LÊ is the author of THE BLUR, the Eisner-nominated LIFT, DRAWN TOGETHER (winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature), GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY, and more. He is also on the faculty of the Hamline University MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books, and has written for a number of national publications, including NPR, HUFFPOST, and the NEW YORK TIMES. Minh does not meditate as much as he should, but he does savor every moment of life with his wonderful wife and children at their home in San Diego.
About the Conversation Partner
ALONSO NUNEZ is the founder of Little Fish Comic Book Studio, a comic-based educational nonprofit. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts majoring in Comic Illustration. A third generation San Diegan, he has always had a passion for the comic artform in all its various styles, genres, and purposes. He is a 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Judge.
About ENLIGHTEN ME
When Bình fights back against a bully who makes fun of his Vietnamese heritage, he expects to be cheered as the hero. He defeated the bad guy, right?
Instead, it gets him a stern warning from his vice principal and worried parents. Now he’s stuck on a family trip to a silent meditation retreat. That means no talking—and no video games!—for a whole weekend. Could things possibly get any worse?
However, when a nun gathers all the kids to tell them the Jataka tales—the stories of the Buddha’s many past lives—Bình takes a fantastical dive into his imagination and starts to see himself in these stories. Will he retreat further into himself, or will he emerge from the weekend open to change?
With any luck, these next few days will prove more enlightening than he thought.