Join David Levithan to discuss “Answers in the Pages.”
BOOK DISCUSSION DETAILS
9/21/2022 at 6:30
CLEVELAND PARK LIBRARY
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
About the Author:
David Levithan is publisher and editorial director at Scholastic, and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. He has written many books, including Every Day, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares and the adult novel The Lover’s Dictionary.
About the Book:
A bold, timely novel about speaking up and coming out as parents lobby to ban a beloved book from the school curriculum by New York Times-bestselling author David Levithan.
When Donovan left his copy of The Adventurers on the kitchen counter, he didn’t think his mom would read it—much less have a problem with it. It’s just an adventure novel about two characters trying to stop an evil genius…right?
But soon the entire town is freaking out about whether the book’s main characters are gay, Donovan’s mom is trying to get the book removed from the school curriculum, and Donovan is caught in the middle.
Donovan doesn’t really know if the two boys fall in love at the end or not—but he does know this: even if they do, it shouldn’t matter. The book should not be banned from school.
Interweaving three connected storylines, David Levithan delivers a bold, fun, and timely story about taking action (whether it’s against book censors or deadly alligators…), being brave, and standing up for what’s right.