The Hudson Valley YA Society
Book Launch: Jennifer Donnelly - "Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book"
You're invited to the Hudson Valley YA Society launch party for LOST IN A BOOK, the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly. Set in the world seen in the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film "Beauty and the Beast," LOST IN A BOOK tells an original story that weaves through the classic fairytale, in which Belle must uncover the truth about an enchanted book before she gets lost in it forever. Join Jennifer for this special reading, signing and celebration!
The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning author of the young adult books Deep Blue, Rogue Wave, and Dark Tide, the first three books in the Waterfire Saga. as well as many novels for adults.
Celebrating Women's History Month
Kelly Jensen - "Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World"
LET'S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED!
Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You’ve come to the right place.
Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Together, they share diverse perspectives on and insights into what feminism means and what it looks like. Come on in, turn the pages, and be inspired to find your own path to feminism by the awesome individuals in Here We Are.
Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. She’s the author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre. Follow her on Twitter: @veronikellymars.