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Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila del Duca
July 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
From an unstoppable warrior to a struggling teenage refugee, get ready to see Wonder Woman in a new light.
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New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Shout) and artist Leila del Duca have reimagined Wonder Woman’s origins in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.
Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings— namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time–a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference. in a story about growing into one’s strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is more than a reboot of Wonder Woman’s origin story, weaving in real-world issues like refugee crises and child trafficking.
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times-bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was also short-listed for the UK’s Carnegie medal. She was selected by the American Library Association for the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant contribution to young adult literature. Laurie has also been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council and frequently speaks about sexual violence.
Leila del Duca is a comic book artist and writer who draws Sleepless, Shutter and writes Afar at Image Comics. Leila has drawn for titles such as The Wicked + The Divine, Scarlet Witch, American Vampire, and The Pantheon Project. In 2015 and 2016, Leila was nominated for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award for her work on Shutter.
Join us as we discuss all things Wonder Woman