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Frizzy Graphic Novel Discussion with the Creators

Wednesday October 26 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Who is the event for? Grades 4-7

What will we do at the event? Hear about and discuss the graphic novel Frizzy with author Claribel A. Ortega and illustrator Rose Bousamra followed by a book signing.

When and where is the meeting? Wednesday, October 26 @ 4:30 pm In Person – 1st Floor Community Room

Book Signing Information: At approximately 5:15 pm in the Library’s Art Gallery we will have time for book signings and copies will be available for purchase.

*COVID Guidelines for this event: The Avon Library recommends all COVID19 safety precautions, mask wearing is recommended but not required.

Sponsored by The Friends of Avon Free Public Library

Are you in Grades 4-7 and LOVE graphic novels? Are you interested in stories about family, self-acceptance, and embracing differences? Do you want to hear about how a graphic novel is created?

Read a Digital Copy:

We will be asking attendees to read a digital copy of the book before the meeting, select the option in the registration form and a link will be sent to you.


How does this work:
1. Sign up for this event online.

2. Read an advanced digital copy of the book (select this in the registration form). Do not under any circumstances share this link.

3. Show up to the event.

4. Pick up a finished copy of the book at the event and have it signed by the creators.


What is this book about?

A middle grade graphic novel about Marlene, a young girl who stops straightening her hair and embraces her natural curls.

Marlene loves three things: books, her cool Tía Ruby and hanging out with her best friend Camila. But according to her mother, Paola, the only thing she needs to focus on is school and “growing up.” That means straightening her hair every weekend so she could have “presentable”, “good hair”.

But Marlene hates being in the salon and doesn’t understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. With a few hiccups, a dash of embarrassment, and the much-needed help of Camila and Tia Ruby—she slowly starts a journey to learn to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair.

Who are the creators?

Written by CLARIBEL A. ORTEGA. Claribel is a former reporter who writes middle-grade and young adult books inspired by her Dominican heritage. Her published works include the middle-grade novels Ghost Squad and Witchlings, and her graphic novel debut Frizzy.




Art by ROSE BOUSAMRA. Rose is a freelance illustrator and comic creator born and based in Michigan. When they’re not making or reading comics, they love baking sweets and playing fantasy video games. Frizzy is their debut graphic novel.




More information about the FRIZZY book tour: https://linktr.ee/frizzybook


Wednesday October 26
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Community Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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