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The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library & LGBTQ+ History Month Comittee present

LGBTQ History & Banned Book Week Author Talk

When: Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm
Where: Google meet link: meet.google.com/hpb-jbey-pgr
             (In-person viewing will be held in Ellis White Lecture Hall, Hammond Hall)

Join us for a casual conversation and Q&A with best selling author Lev Rosen.

Rosen's first YA novel, Jack of Hearts (and other parts), was a targeted in several school districts for removal from school libraries due to the sexually explicit content, especially due to the themes of gay sex and queerness that are openly discussed through out the book.

We will discuss the experience of having a book targetted as well as other aspects of writing gay and queer-themed literature, especially the historical aspects of Rosen's newest book, Lavender House, which will be coming out this month. 

Author Bio:

Lev AC Rosen is the author of books for all ages.

Two for adults: All Men of Genius (Amazon Best of the Month, Audie Award Finalist) and Depth (Amazon Best of the Year, Shamus Award Finalist, Kirkus Best Science Fiction for April).

Two middle-grade books: Woundabout (illustrated by his brother, Ellis Rosen), and The Memory Wall.

Two young adult novels: Jack of Hearts (and other parts) (American Library Association Rainbow List Top Ten, Guardian’s Best Books of the Year, B&N Favorite Books of the Year) and Camp (Lambda Award finalist, ALA Rainbow List Top Ten, a best book of 2020 from Forbes, Elle, the Today Show, SLJ, Booklist and others),  which is being adapted into a film directed by and starring Billy Porter.

His books have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. His next book, Lavender House, an adult historical mystery, will be released fall of 2022.

This event was made possible by the Newman Center Trust.