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Facebook Live Conversation with I.W. Gregorio and Becky Albertalli in celebration of This is My Brain in Love

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join acclaimed YA author Becky Albertalli (Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Leah on the Offbeat, Yes No Maybe So) in celebration of I.W. Gregorio's new novel, This is My Brain in Love. The sure-to-be spirited conversation will include a discussion on why (mostly) happy books about mental illness are so important, now more than ever. 

Told in dual narrative, ​This Is My Brain in Love​ is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race, and self-acceptance.   

Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya Venkatram, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade.

I.W. Gregorio is a practicing surgeon by day, masked avenging YA writer by night. After getting her MD at Yale, she did her residency at Stanford, where she met the intersex patient who inspired her debut novel, None of the Above. Her new novel, This is My Brain in Love is about teen mental health. She is proud to be a board member of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and is a founding member of WeNeed Diverse Books™.  #WeNeedDiverseBooks

This live virtual event will take place at 4:30pm on Charis Books and More’s Facebook Page. It is free to watch and you do not need a Facebook account to attend. You can ask questions ahead of time in the comments on the facebook event page and we will share them with Becky to ask I.W. Gregorio. As always, if you enjoy the event we ask that you buy the book from Charis via the links below or donate to our non-profit programming arm, Charis Circle, to help fund this work via this link.

We will be archiving this event and adding closed captioning as soon as possible after airing so that it will be accessible to deaf and HOH people. If you have other accessibility needs or if you are someone who has skills in making digital events more accessible please don't hesitate to reach out to info@chariscircle.org. We are actively learning the best practices for this technology and we welcome your feedback as we begin this new way of connecting across distances. 

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Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), economic class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to info@chariscircle.org immediately. 

 

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This Is My Brain in Love Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316423823
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race and, ultimately, self-acceptance, for fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Emergency Contact.


None of the Above Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780062335326
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2017

None of the Above is a powerful story of discovering one’s true identity. This book will open hearts and change minds.”—Stephen Chbosky, bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!

William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle


Leah on the Offbeat Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780062643810
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

#1 New York Times bestseller! Goodreads Choice Award for the best young adult novel of the year!


What If It's Us Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062795250
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018

A New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller!

Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.


Yes No Maybe So Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062937049
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed.

YES


Event Summary: 
Told in dual narrative, ​This Is My Brain in Love​ is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race, and self-acceptance.