Wed, Feb 17|
"A More Graceful Shaboom" Reading with Author Jacinta Bunnell
A gender nonbinary protagonist named Harmon Jitney finds their joy and purpose in a magical satchel which leads to an extraordinary, previously undiscovered universe. This book features LGBTQAI+ characters seamlessly woven into a delightful, imagination-sparking story, without overtly being a lesson
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2021, 6:00 PM
About the event
Join us for an all-ages reading of "A More Graceful Shaboom" with the author Jacinta Bunnell!
ABOUT THE BOOK
A children’s book about a gender nonbinary protagonist named Harmon Jitney who finds their joy and purpose in a magical satchel which leads to an extraordinary, previously undiscovered universe. This book features LGBTQAI+ characters seamlessly woven into a delightful, imagination-sparking story, without overtly being a lesson book about gender and sexual orientation. Follow Harmon as they unlock the key to their own inner happiness and sense of community. Illustrated by Crystal Vielula. Written by Jacinta Bunnell
“It’s often been said that you can’t be it, unless you see it, but the queer youth of today are often busy being whatever it is by the time they finally see it represented out there in the world. The classification they choose or the person with whom they identify presents itself as an affirmation rather than an inspiration. A More Graceful Shaboom is a major affirmation to anyone who identifies as non-binary—and an inspiration to us all.” —James Lecesne, co-founder of the Trevor Project “A More Graceful Shaboom is what would happen if Remy Charlip and Freddy Mercury had a baby. It’s what would happen if you could live in Narnia and Woodstock at the same time. It’s what would happen if the idea of inclusiveness was taken to the outer edges of the universe. There’s room enough for everyone, plus there’s a disco ball. That’s enough for me.” —Brian Selznick, author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jacinta has toured the U.S. and Canada with The Sparkle Kids Action Network, The Gadabout Film Fest, Neko Case, Maeve End, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Julie Novak, Irit Reinheimer and Michael Truckpile. She is the author of five coloring books, including The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, and Girls Are Not Chicks. Jacinta is a co-founder of Hudson Valley B.R.A.W.L. (Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League), an arm wrestling league for ladies. Her books can be found at the Queerbook Committee, PM Press, and on Etsy.
Whether it is designing seed packets for the Hudson Valley Seed Library, creating overhead projection shows for Neko Case, art directing music videos for Elizabeth Mitchell, or designing album art for Grammy-winning producer Dean Jones, Jacinta’s art and collaborations touch upon a desire in us to be more closely connected to the tenderness that resides in our hearts. She believes in real handwriting, iced tea, small towns, lip syncing, her mom’s fruitcake and having the same best friend since you are two. She lives in a 200-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley with Michael Truckpile, some bears, coyotes, rabbits, lilacs and rhododendron bushes.