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Crystal Maldonado: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

A Virtual Book Conversation & Celebration
Event date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00pm

"This book feels like your best friend giving you a hug—it’s warm and sweet and healing."—Mason Deaver, bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best

Join us for a conversation with debut author Crystal Maldonado!

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. 

Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.

Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. 

People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it's hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn't help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter. 

But there's one person who's always in Charlie's corner: her best friend Amelia. Slim. Popular. Athletic. Totally dope. So when Charlie starts a tentative relationship with cute classmate Brian, the first worthwhile guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns one thing--he asked Amelia out first. So is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her? 

Because it's time people did.

A sensitive, funny, and painful coming-of-age story with a wry voice and tons of chisme, Fat Chance, Charlie Vegatackles our relationships to our parents, our bodies, our cultures, and ourselves.

About the author: Crystal Maldonado is a writer by night and a marketer and social media manager by day. She has been published in Latina magazine, The Hartford Courant, and Dogster, and is the co-founder of the online magazine Positively Smitten. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, her dog, and her super-duper adorable baby daughter.

How to register

Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! 

You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.

Buy a copy of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, from our website:  https://www.phoenixbooks.biz/book/9780823447176

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Event address: 
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