Virtual: Amber McBride with Jason Reynolds, Me (Moth)

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual event with Amber McBride for her "hauntingly romantic...excellent" (Booklist) debut young adult novel-in-verse, Me (Moth)! She will be joined in conversation by Jason Reynolds. This event is co-sponsored by Emerson College's department of Writing, Literature & Publishing, and is virtual, free, and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast!

Register to join the event on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/me-moth

A debut YA novel-in-verse by Amber McBride, Me (Moth) is about a teen girl who is grieving the deaths of her family, and a teen boy who crosses her path.

Moth has lost her family in an accident. Though she lives with her aunt, she feels alone and uprooted.

Until she meets Sani, a boy who is also searching for his roots. If he knows more about where he comes from, maybe he’ll be able to understand his ongoing depression. And if Moth can help him feel grounded, then perhaps she too will discover the history she carries in her bones.

Moth and Sani take a road trip that has them chasing ghosts and searching for ancestors. The way each moves forward is surprising, powerful, and unforgettable.

Here is an exquisite and uplifting novel about identity, first love, and the ways that our memories and our roots steer us through the universe.

Amber McBride is an English professor at the University of Virginia and holds an MFA in poetry from Emerson College. Her poetry has been published in several literary magazines including Ploughshares and The Rumpus. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her dog, Shiloh. Me (Moth) is her young adult debut.

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jason’s many books include Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Correta Scott King Honor, and Look Both Ways, which was a National Book Award Finalist. His book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, is a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Jason is the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

Register to join the event on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/me-moth

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual, via Crowdcast
Me (Moth) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780362
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

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