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Vera Brosgol - Plain Jane and The Mermaid - at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/vera-brosgol-plain-jane-and-mermaid-conn-ave
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Vera Brosgol's "Plain Jane and the Mermaid" is a captivating graphic novel that takes readers on an enchanting underwater adventure while challenging societal notions of beauty and self-worth. With her signature wit and stunning illustrations, Brosgol crafts a tale that is both whimsical and profoundly resonant, following the journey of Jane, a young woman deemed "plain" by those around her. When Jane's last hope for independence is shattered by the kidnapping of her potential fiancé by a mermaid, she embarks on a daring quest into the depths of the ocean, encountering a world of breathtaking beauty and dangerous creatures. As she navigates this unfamiliar realm, Jane's determination and inner strength are put to the test, ultimately leading her to confront her own self-doubts and discover the true meaning of beauty that lies within. Brosgol's masterful storytelling and vibrant artwork seamlessly blend fantasy and reality, creating a rich and immersive experience that will captivate readers of all ages. Through Jane's courageous journey, the book delivers a powerful message about embracing one's authentic self and challenging the narrow definitions of beauty imposed by society. Attendees of this event will have the rare opportunity to meet the acclaimed author and illustrator herself, Vera Brosgol, and delve into the creative process behind this enchanting tale. With her unique perspective as a Russian-born artist and her experience working on beloved animated films like "Coraline," Brosgol promises to offer insights that will enrich the reading experience and inspire audiences to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery.

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