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May Teen Readers Unite: Flyboy by Kasey LeBlanc

Thursday, May 30 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date: Thurs. May 30th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: 2nd floor, Board Room

Who can sign up? Teens grades 7 – 12. The first 10 teens to sign up AND pickup their book will get a copy to keep!

Book recommended for ages 13+.

Author Kasey LeBlanc will join us virtually via Zoom!

Kasey LeBlanc was an Alice Hoffman fellow with GrubStreets Novel Incubator program and a finalist for the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence program. He has since been published by WBURCognoscenti, Writer Unboxed, and Them. When not writing, he can be found learning to unicycle and mourning the loss of Bostons only flying trapeze school. You can visit him online at kaseyleblanc.com.

How does this work:

Sign up and pick up your copy of the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-5 PM, Sun. 1-5 PM.

Read the book and show up to the in person discussion and you get to keep the book!

To be fair, if you don’t show up, you have to return the book.

Due to high demand for this title, we ask that you pickup your book within 5 days of registering, or your book to keep might go to another teen.

What is this book, Flyboy, about?

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the speculative twists of The Night Circus in this standout debut YA novel, about a boy who visits the magic-filled circus of his dreams each night in order to escape his daily reality where his trans identity remains a secret.

After an incident at his school leaves closeted trans teenager Asher Sullivan needing stitches, his mother betrays him in the worst possible way—she sends him to Catholic school for his senior year. Now he has to contend with hideous plaid skirts, cranky nuns, and #bathroomJesus.

Nighttime brings an escape for Asher when he dreams of the Midnight Circus—the one place where he is seen for the boy he truly is. Too bad it exists only in his sleep. Or at least, that’s what he believes, until the day his annoyingly attractive trapeze rival, Apollo, walks out of his dreams and into his classroom. On the heels of this realization that the magical circus might be real, Asher also learns that his time there is limited.

In his desperation to hang onto the one place he feels at home, Asher sets both worlds on a collision course that could destroy all the relationships he cares about most. Now he must decide how far he’ll go to preserve the magical circus, even if it means facing his biggest challenge yet—coming out.


Thursday, May 30
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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AFPL Teen Programs
860 673 9712 x 7239
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Board Room, 2nd Floor
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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