Maryann Jacob Macias in Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson

  • December 11, 2021

The author of Téo's Tutu speaks virtually on Mon., Dec. 13th, at 6 p.m. (EST)!

Maryann Jacob Macias in Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson

East City Bookshop welcomes Maryann Jacob Macias with her picture book Téo's Tutu in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required.

About Téo's Tutu: This story of a boy’s first ballet recital celebrates gender-creativity, the joy of dance, and being yourself. Téo loves to dance, whether it’s the cumbia with Papí, the bhangra with Amma, or ballet class with Miss Lila. He also loves the way his tutu makes him feel, inside and out. But when it comes time to decide which outfit to wear in the big dance recital–a sparkly tutu or shimmering silver pants–Téo wonders if being his most authentic self on stage will put him too much in the spotlight.

About Maryann Jacob Macias: Maryann Jacob Macias is a graduate of the City College of New York, CUNY and the Solstice MFA Low-Residency Program at Pine Manor College. This is her first picture book.

About Jacqueline Woodson: Jacqueline Woodson is the recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. She is the 2022 Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, and was the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and an NAACP Image Award. She also wrote the adult books Red at the Bone, a New York Times bestseller, and Another Brooklyn, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

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