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09.25.2019 | Gabby Rivera – Juliet Takes A Breath | Free

September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry, Storytelling


Left Bank Books presents queer Latinx author and comic writer Gabby Rivera who will sign and discuss her book Juliet Takes a Breath in conversation with St. Louis illustrator Christina “Steenz” Stewart.

A candid, feminist, queer, coming-of-age story, Juliet Takes A Breath centers around the main character, Juliet, a closeted Puerto Rican teenager from the Bronx interning for a white feminist professor in Portland. In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out—to the world, to her family, to herself.

“Dazzling, funny as hell, poignant, all the things.”—Roxane Gay, author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Author Gabby Rivera is a self-described Bronx-born queer Latinx babe on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever! Gabby is an absolute star – she is the first Latina to write for Marvel comics.

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