Join Kim Johnson and Matt Mendez for a conversation about social justice, the enduring nature of friendship, and surviving through intense periods of loss. Invisible Son’s Andre Jackson returns to his increasingly gentrified neighborhood to participate in a post-juvie restorative justice program; the friend he had protected is missing, and the stories of his adoptive parents don’t add up with Andre’s experience. In The Broke Hearts, Danny Villanueva and JD Sanchez are reeling in the wake of their best friend’s death by police gunfire, trying to forge their own paths as they grieve. This powerful pairing will leave you thinking about our current social state, the mechanisms within it, and the social bonds that build who we are long after reading each book.
Moderator: Ami Gandhi
Book Signing: 2:45 PM in Main Signing TentKim Johnson, Matt Mendez, Invisible Son, The Broke HeartsKim Johnson, Matt Mendez, Invisible Son, The Broke HeartsKim Johnson, Matt Mendez, Invisible Son, The Broke Hearts