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Book Queeries: Taproot

Book Queeries: Taproot In-Person

Register below to attend this book club and receive a FREE copy of the book while supplies last. For this meetup, we'll discuss Taproot by Keezy Young.

Explore LGBTQIA+ representation in books! Teens across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome to attend and engage in fun dialogue and activities, snacks provided. For teens / grades 6-12. Meets at Out Boulder County on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Wednesday, Mar 8 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
*Off-Site, *Off-Site

  Teen     Tween  
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Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend, Hamal. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, but when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him--even if it means leaving him.

About the author:

Keezy Young is a queer comic artist, writer, and illustrator from the Pacific Northwest, currently in Seattle, WA. 

They grew up drawing on their walls, stealing a few extra chapters by nightlight after bedtime, making graveyards for lost animals in the forest with their brother and sister, and adding monsters and flowers to the margins of every homework assignment. Any opportunity to con their teachers into letting them illustrate a book report instead of writing one was taken. Although their art is self-taught, they credit Hiromu Arakawa, Trina Schart Hyman, Arthur Rackham, and Studio Ghibli as important influences.
Today, Keezy creates young adult graphic novels and short comics. Their stories are sweet, eerie, and often dark, but almost always hopeful at their core. Their work is character-focused, and they use action, romance, and mystery to explore LGBTQIA characters and themes. Mental illness is also an important focus in many of their stories.