| Meet Cecil Castellucci |
7pm Thursday, October 28
"The protagonist is a complexly layered character who suffers from crippling sensitivity, and her difficulty feeling at home in her body will resonate with teens. She is honest, funny, and completely authentic, and it is magical to see her dark world bloom with color." — School Library Journal
Young adult author Cecil Castellucci — about whom Booklist says "she really doesn't have an un-hip strand in her writer DNA" — presents her latest novel, Rose Sees Red. Set in New York in the 1980s, this story of two ballet dancers (one American, one Russian) recounts the unforgettable night they spend in the city, and celebrates the friendship they form despite their cultural and political differences.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cecil Castellucci is an indie rocker, director, and the author of Boy Proof, Beige, The Queen of Cool, and the graphic novels The P.L.A.I.N. Janes and Janes in Love. She lives in Los Angeles, California.