Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy with Kelly Jensen on Zoom
Join us for a Zoom event (info below)-- with Kelly Jensen, author of the YA book, Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Bodies. Kelly will be in conversation with contributors to the anthology. Thirty-seven contributors-including model Tyra Banks, gymnast Aly Raisman, and bestselling YA authors-explore the world in their unique bodies through essays, lists, comics, and art.
About BODY TALK:
It’s time to bare it all about bodies!
We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one. Just as every person has a unique personality, every person has a unique body, and every body tells its own story.
In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essays, lists, comics, and illustrations—about everything from size and shape to scoliosis, from eating disorders to cancer, from sexuality and gender identity to the use of makeup as armor. Together, they contribute a broad variety of perspectives on what it’s like to live in their particular bodies—and how their bodies have helped to inform who they are and how they move through the world.
Following her two anthologies, HERE WE ARE which was named a School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 and was nominated for an ALA YA nonfiction award, and (DON’T) CALL ME CRAZY which was named a Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018 and won a Schneider Honor Award, Book Riot editor Kelly Jensen has collected thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists to contribute essays, lists, comics and illustrations about how their particular, unique bodies have helped to inform who they are.
BODY TALK will appeal to teens, parents and older readers alike, empowering readers to love their so-called imperfections and to value themselves and their bodies.
Kelly Jensen is an Illinois based former librarian and current editor at Book Riot and her own popular book blog, Stacked. She's the editor of two highly-acclaimed YA anthologies, Here We Are: Feminism For The Real World and (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health. Her writing has been featured in Bust Magazine, Fortune, Bustle, and more. When not working with words, she teaches yoga, hangs out with a motley crew of pets, and enjoys all of the black licorice no one else wants. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen and her website kellybjensen.com.
Algonquin Books is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Bookwoman Presents 'Body Talk' - Kelly Jensen & Lilliam Rivera
Time: Sep 17, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 831 3026 3131