Raina Telgemeier in Conversation with Minh Lê & Chan Chau

Event date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Hicklebee’s presents:

Raina Telgemeier became a hero to millions of readers by showing how tough  growing up can beGraphic novelist Raina Telgemeier hosting author Minh Lê & illustrator Chan Chau in a presentation of their new graphic novel Enlighten Me.

A book signing with Minh Lê and Chan Chau will follow the presentation*


Tickets: $20.00 Includes a paperback copy of Enlighten Me

$30.00. Includes a hardback copy of Enlighten Me

Family Tickets: Add $5.00 to each additional member of your family

*Raina will not be participating in the book signing.

About the Author

Minh Lê is the author of The Blur, the Eisner-nominated Lift, Drawn Together (winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature), Green Lantern: Legacy, and more. He is also on the faculty of the Hamline University MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books, and has written for a number of national publications, including NPR, HuffPost, and the New York Times.

About the Illustrator

Chan Chau is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They are the artist of New York Times bestselling Baby-Sitter's Club graphic novel adaptations of Kristy and the Snobs and Jessi's Secret Language. Before this, they worked in animation and were featured in multiple award-winning anthologies.

About the Book

Award-winning author Minh Lê and New York Times bestselling illustrator Chan Chau team up for a fun and enlightening graphic novel about one kid’s journey to finding inner peace and belonging.

When Bình fights back against a bully who makes fun of his Vietnamese heritage, he expects to be cheered as the hero. He defeated the bad guy, right?

Instead, it gets him a stern warning from his vice principal and worried parents. Now he’s stuck on a family trip to a silent meditation retreat. That means no talking—and no video games!—for a whole weekend. Could things possibly get any worse?

However, when a nun gathers all the kids to tell them the Jataka tales—the stories of the Buddha’s many past lives—Bình takes a fantastical dive into his imagination and starts to see himself in these stories. Will he retreat further into himself, or will he emerge from the weekend open to change? With any luck, these next few days will prove more enlightening than he thought. Perfect for fans of Measuring Up and New Kid.

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