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Mike Jung In Conversation with Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich –VIRTUALLY!
October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a virtual conversation between Mike Jung and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich as they discuss Jung’s new novel,The Boys in the Back Row.
Jung will debut his forthcoming music video opus of absurdity, “Kitten Time,” announce the winners of his pre-order giveaway, and possibly even perform a live song.
This event will take place live on Crowdcast. Pre-registration required. Click here to save your spot!
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Best friends Matt and Eric are hatching a plan for one big final adventure together before Eric moves away: during the marching band competition at a Giant Amusement Park, they will sneak away to a nearby comics convention and meet their idol–a famous comic creator. Without cell phones. Or transportation. Or permission. Of course, their final adventure together is more than just that–really, it’s a way for the boys to celebrate their friendship, and their honest love and support for one another. That’s exactly what we love so much about The Boys in the Back Row it’s an unabashed ode to male friendship, because love between boys, platonic or otherwise, is something to celebrate. And of course, because this is Mike Jung, we’ll be celebrating it with hilariously flawed hijinks and geekiness galore!
Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, Unidentified Suburban Object, and The Boys in the Back Row, and contributed to the anthologies Dear Teen Me, Break These Rules, 59 Reasons to Write, (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, and The Hero Next Door. His books have been honored by the Bank Street College of Education, Children’s Book Council Reading Beyond List, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, Georgia State Book Awards, Iowa Children’s Choice Awards, Kansas State Reading Circle, National Parenting Publications Awards, Parents Choice Foundation, and Texas Bluebonnet Awards. He’s proud to be a founding member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks team, and lives in Oakland, California, with his family. Find Mike on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.mikejung.com.
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of many books including The Two Naomis and the forthcoming It Doesn’t Take a Genius. Her nonfiction includes Someday is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins, and Saving Earth: The Climate Crisis and the Fight for Our Future. She has contributed to a number of anthologies, including We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, and was the editor of We Need Diverse Books’ The Hero Next Door. She lives with her family in NYC. Find her on Instagram @olugbemisolarhudayperkovich.