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A.S. King with Cory McCarthy: Switch

A.S. King with Cory McCarthy: Switch

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 07:00PM ET
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Celebrate the release of Switch with author A.S. King, free or with book, joined in conversation by Cory McCarthy.

Books purcahsed on the registration page will come with a signed bookplate!

Switch

A surreal and timely novel about the effects of isolation and what it means to be connected to the world from the Printz Award-winning author of Dig.

Time has stopped. It's been June 23, 2020 for nearly a year as far as anyone can tell. Frantic adults demand teenagers focus on finding practical solutions to the worldwide crisis. Not everyone is on board though. Javelin-throwing prodigy Truda Becker is pretty sure her "Solution Time" class won't solve the world's problems, but she does have a few ideas what might. Truda lives in a house with a switch that no one ever touches, a switch her father protects every day by nailing it into hundreds of progressively larger boxes. But Truda's got a crow bar, and one way or another, she's going to see what happens when she flips the switch.

A.S. King is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers. Her novel Dig won the 2020 Michael L. Printz Award, and Ask the Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The New York Times called her "one of the best YA writers working today." King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade. Fine out more about her at www.as-king.com

Cory McCarthy [they/he] is the acclaimed, bestselling author of five released children's books and just as many forthcoming titles. Their books have been translated into several languages and have appeared on the Bank Street, Barnes and Noble, Book Riot, and Tor best books lists, as well the Amelia Bloomer list of feminist children's fiction. Their upcoming titles include a middle grade trilogy and nonfiction picture book. They teach at Vermont College of Fine Arts and, like many of their characters, are a member of the LGBTQ+ community.