Phoenix Books is honored to present an evening with Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author Kekla Magoon to celebrate the launch of her new novel, The Minus-One Club! Please join us at Phoenix Books in Essex for a discussion of a book that is sure to be important to so many readers, young adults and beyond.
About The Minus-One Club: Fifteen-year-old Kermit Sanders knows grief and its all-encompassing shadows. After losing his beloved older sister in a tragic car accident, nothing quite punctures through the feelings of loss. Everywhere Kermit goes, he is reminded of her. But then Kermit finds a mysterious invitation in his locker, signed anonymously with "-1." He has no idea what he's in for, but he shows up to find out. Dubbed the "Minus-One Club," a group of his schoolmates has banded together as a form of moral support. The members have just one thing in common—they have all suffered the tragic loss of someone they loved.
"This evocative exploration of grief, sexual identity, and personal spirituality will be a boon to any teen grappling with these issues." –Horn Book
Kekla Magoon writes novels and nonfiction books for teens, including 37 Things I Love, The Rock and the River, How It Went Down, Light It Up, andRevolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People, which was a National Book Award Finalist, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and Michael L. Printz Honor book. Kekla received the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Past recognitions include a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and four Coretta Scott King Honors. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she is not writing, Kekla can be found entertaining a pair of energetic orange cats or riding her bike through the hills of Vermont.
DATE: Tuesday, January 24th, 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St, Essex, VT
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all ages, but advance registration is appreciated. Please register below.
BOOKS: Copies of The Minus-One Club will be available for sale at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Click HERE Signed copies will be available after the event on January 24th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.