A.J. Sass & Nicole Melleby
A Community Author Event
Sponsored by Morse Pond School
Monday, March 27th, 2023
Morse Pond School and Eight Cousins invites you to this in-person community author event.
Authors Nicole Melleby and AJ Sass will talk about writing children's books with LGBTQIA+ representation, and their newest title Camp Quiltbag.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and win signed books in our raffle sponsored by the generosity of Falmouth Education Fund.
* Those who reserve a spot are agreeing to the Morse Pond Assembly Code of Conduct:
Morse Pond School is committed to giving students an opportunity to learn about themselves and others through providing a diverse group of speakers. In order to provide a safe and inclusive space for all, we realize the shared responsibility and commit to providing an environment that will prohibit, “Harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, appearance, or other group status.”
To that end, all participants are expected to adhere to the following Code of Conduct:
Stay seated and quiet during the presentation
Raise hand in order to ask a question (when prompted to do so by speaker or moderator)
Choose words appropriately and respectfully, considering all members of the audience, including presenter(s)
About Camp Quiltbag:
Twelve-year-old Abigail (she/her/hers) is so excited to spend her summer at Camp QUILTBAG, an inclusive retreat for queer and trans kids. She can’t wait to find a community where she can be herself—and, she hopes, admit her crush on that one hot older actress to kids who will understand. Thirteen-year-old Kai (e/em/eir) is not as excited. E just wants to hang out with eir best friend and eir parkour team. And e definitely does not want to think about the incident that left eir arm in a sling—the incident that also made Kai’s parents determined to send em somewhere e can feel like emself.
After a bit of a rocky start at camp, Abigail and Kai make a pact: If Kai helps Abigail make new friends, Abigail will help Kai’s cabin with the all-camp competition. But as they navigate a summer full of crushes, queer identity exploration, and more, they learn what’s really important–the joy of being and loving yourself.
About Nicole Melleby (She/her): a New Jersey native, is the author of highly praised middle-grade books, including the Lambda Literary finalist Hurricane Season and ALA Notable book How to Become a Planet. She lives with her wife and their cats, whose need for attention oddly aligns with Nicole’s writing schedule. Visit her online at nicolemelleby.com
About A.J. Sass (He/they): is the critically acclaimed author of the ALA Rainbow Book List Top 10 titles Ellen Outside the Lines, which was also a Sydney Taylor Honor Book, and Ana on the Edge. He grew up in the Midwest, came of age in the South, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his husband and two cats who act like dogs. Visit him online at sassinsf.com.
Registration is required for this event. For more information and to register *CLICK HERE*.
Books will also be available for purchase from Eight Cousins at the event.