{pages} Presents A Pride Book Talk | Tuesday, June 14th at 6 pm

Join us for an evening of book talks with very special guest, Lee Wind and {pages} staff members who will share some of their favorite LGBTQ books with a focus on kids and teen titles.

 

In celebration of National PRIDE Month {pages} presents an evening of shared book recommendations for the young, LGBTQ+ community and their families.  {pages} is thrilled to welcome special guest and friend, Lee Wind who is the author of several books for kids and teens including, No Way They Were Gay and most recently, Red and Green and Blue and White. Lee also hosts a blog, I’m Here. I’m Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?

 

This is a free event, but RSVPs are appreciated. On Tuesday, June 14th {pages} is proudly participating in PFLAG’s Shop for a Cause Day and will be donating a percentage of the day’s sales to PFLAG MB.  The {pages} event at 6:00 pm follows the 5:00 pm unveiling of the City of Manhattan Beach’s Pride crosswalk at Manhattan Beach Blvd and the Strand.

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More about Lee: Lee Wind’s superpower is stories – true and fictional – that center marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world. Closeted until his 20s, Lee writes the books that would have changed his life as a young Gay kid. His Masters Degree from Harvard didn’t include blueprints for a time machine to go back and tell these stories to himself, so Lee pays it forward with a popular blog with over 3 million page views (I’m Here. I’m Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?) and books for kids and teens.

His latest book is “Red and Green and Blue and White,” a picture book illustrated by Caldecott-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky (Levine Querido.) It has received five starred trade reviews and the New York Times called it “beautiful.” Lee’s middle grade nonfiction “No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves” (Lerner Publishing Group/Zest Books), was honored as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection and was selected for the Chicago Public Library’s 2021 Best of the Best Books list. He is also the author of the crowd-funded YA novel “Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill,” featured as a Publishers Weekly Indie Success Story, and one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Five Independently Published Middle Grade and Young Adult Books of 2018. 

With day jobs for the Independent Book Publishers Association (as their director of education and programs) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (as their official blogger), Lee’s superhero job is storytelling to empower readers to shine with their own light.

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