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Becky Albertalli with Leah Johnson

April 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

We could not be more excited: #1 New York Times bestselling author, rom com queen, and longtime favorite Becky Albertalli will be joining us for a virtual event to chat about Kate In Waiting, a buoyant and endearing new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life, and yes, theater.

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Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway. But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off-script. Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.

Becky Albertalli is the author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a hit film, Love, Simon); the acclaimed The Upside of Unrequited; and the New York Times bestsellers Leah on the Offbeat, What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera), Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed), and Love, Creekwood: A Simonverse Novella.

Becky will be chatting with Leah Johnson, author of the bestselling You Should See Me in a Crown that was the inaugural Reese’s Book Club YA pick, was named one of Cosmo’s 15 Best Young Adult Books of 2020, an Indies Introduce pick, and a Junior Library Guild selection.

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Please note that we have a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during our virtual events. In the event that someone joins the event who is not there to celebrate the author, the store will immediately remove any disrespectful comments and remove this individual from the event. Once removed, they cannot rejoin.


April 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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