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VIRTUAL EVENT: Molly Ostertag, The Girl from the Sea
July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
VIRTUAL EVENT: Molly Ostertag, author of The Witch Boy trilogy, will share The Girl from the Sea, her new graphic novel about family, romance, and first love, which School Library Journal calls an “adorable and authentic coming-out story.” This event is cosponsored by Prism Comics.
Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends…who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they’re each trying to hide will find its way to the surface…whether Morgan is ready or not.
“This endearing and often funny graphic novel cohesively combines queer teen romance, realism, and fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Molly Knox Ostertag is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novels The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch and the illustrator of several projects for older readers, including the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist and Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn. She grew up in the forests of upstate New York and graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her girlfriend and several pets. Visit her online at mollyostertag.com.