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Raina Telgemeier presents Guts (with Jerry Craft)

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Presented by the Brooklyn Book Festival * An Official Bookend Event

Raina Telgemeier has made an art form of her bestselling graphic memoirs, from orthodontic adventures in Smile (2010) to sibling tensions in Sisters (2014). This fall, she paves new ground, sharing her childhood struggle with anxiety in a new book: Guts! Set in her elementary school years, Guts opens as young Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away...and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face–and conquer–her fears.

At this exclusive all-ages Brooklyn event for Guts, presented by the Brooklyn Book Festival as an official Bookend event, Raina discusses her book onstage with fellow cartoonist Jerry Craft, author of the acclaimed graphic novel New Kid. Attendees will have the chance to have their photo taken with Raina too!

All tickets include a pre-signed copy of Guts, to be distributed at the venue. A portion of ticket proceeds benefits the Brooklyn Book Festival. Additional books by Raina Telgemeier and Jerry Craft will be for sale at the event.



PRAISE FOR GUTS:
“The story both normalizes therapy and shows a child developing useful
coping mechanisms for anxiety in a way that will reassure, even inspire, readers.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Telgemeier brilliantly produces extremely accurate visual representations of stress and anxiety... With young readers diagnosed with anxiety in ever increasing numbers, this book offers a necessary mirror to many.” (Kirkus Reviews)

ABOUT RAINA TELGEMEIER:
With more than 15 million books in print, Raina Telgemeier is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful graphic novelists of her generation. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Smile (2010) and Sisters (2014), graphic memoirs based on her childhood. Smile appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list for more than four years and received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, as well as the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and Sisters received the Eisner Award for Best writer/Artist. She is also the creator of Drama (2012), a graphic novel which was named an ALA Stonewall Honor Book and is another #1 New York Times bestseller; and Ghosts (2016), another #1 New York Times bestselling work of fiction, which was awarded the 2017 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids. Raina also adapted and illustrated the first four The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list and regularly appear on the New York Times bestseller list. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at www.goRaina.com and at @GoRaina.

ABOUT JERRY CRAFT:
Jerry Craft is an author and illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels, including The Zero Degree Zombie Zone by Patrik Henry Bass. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards, and he is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Connecticut. Visit him online at www.jerrycraft.net.


ABOUT THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL:

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day in MetroTech Commons and a celebratory Festival Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues. On Festival Day more than 300 authors are presented in panel discussions and readings, plus 250 booksellers fill a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages and takes place this year from September 16th - 23rd.

ABOUT BRIC:

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.

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