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hot dog girlWe are so pleased to be partnering with OUT Metrowest to bring this book club for the LGBTQ+ community to our area! If you are 15-25 years old (or thereabouts), identify as LGBTQ+ and would like to chat about books that celebrate LGBTQ+ joys, and to use books as a springboard to discuss the challenges, we hope you can join us. This month’s book selection is Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan. This book club will be facilitated by librarians from the LGBTQ+ community and members of OUT Metrowest.

About the book:
A fresh and funny contemporary YA rom-com about teens working as costumed characters in a local amusement part. Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way. She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland as a giant dancing hot dog.  Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after. Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick. It turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland, ever—unless she can find a way to stop it from closing. Still, Lou’s absolutely positive she’s just one good plan away from getting this summer back on track. Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love—and themselves—in unexpected people and unforgettable places.

About the author

Jennifer Dugan is an avid YA and comic writer that strives to create the stories that she wishes she had growing up. Her debut novel Hot Dog Girl was released April 30, 2019 from Penguin/Putnam. She is also the author of Verona Comics and the forthcoming novel Some Girls Do and graphic novel Coven.

You can order a copy of the book from our online catalog or we’ll have several copies in the library if you’d like to come by and pick one up. This book is also available as an ebook or digital audiobook on Libby.

Please register for this event. You will receive a program link in the confirmation and reminder emails. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library .

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