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the fire never goes outWe 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 The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson. This book club will be facilitated by librarians from the LGBTQ+ community and members of OUT Metrowest.

About the book:
From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey–and inviting readers along for the ride. In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.

About the author:

Noelle Stevenson is an American cartoonist and animation producer. She is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the animated television series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power which ran from 2018 to 2020. She is also known for the fantasy comic Nimona and her work on the comics series Lumberjanes.

Stevenson’s work has won multiple Eisner Awards as well as a Daytime Emmy Award and a GLAAD Media Award. Stevenson is non-binary and has written about being transgender in works such as The Fire Never Goes Out.

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 on Libby.

Please register for this event here. 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.

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

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