We have officially entered the month of June, dubbed LGBT Pride month! To celebrate, the King County Library System is putting on some pride-centered events.
All of these events are online and available to everyone. First up is “Meet the Author: Kyle Lukoff” on June 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. He will talk about his life, writing process and books, including the Stonewall Award and Newbery Honoree, “Too Bright to See;” A middle-grade book about a transgender boy named Bug and his struggles during the summer before middle school begins. He will also discuss his most recent release, “Different Kinds of Fruit,” which follows 6th-grader Annabelle Blake as she makes friends with the new girl Bailey, and goes on a journey of self-discovery.
Next is “Author Voices with Da’Shaun Harrison” on June 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They will talk about their book “Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness.” According to the book publisher’s site, the book explores the “Intersections of Blackness, gender, fatness, health and the violence of policing.”
Lastly, “Meet the Author: Lev AC Rosen” will be held on June 28, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. He will discuss his books “Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)” and “Camp.” “Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)” follows Jack, a queer and sexually active teenager, who writes a teenage sex advice column. He starts to get creepy, threatening love letters and he and his friends decide they must uncover the stalker before things get dangerous. “Camp” follows 16-year-old Randall “Del” at a summer camp for LGBTQ+ teenagers as he tries to get a boy named Hudson to fall for him.