The DC Public Library is proud to be hosting the 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. Brian Selznick's presentation is entitled "Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books." The event is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Registration is free, but tickets are required. A reception with book sales and signing will follow.
Enticed from her Nepali mountain village with promises of a job in a fine house, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi is instead taken to India and sold into prostitution with seemingly no way to escape. The graceful free verse text makes her horrific journey bearable for the reader.