We are so excited to welcome back author Debbie Riguad in celebration of her latest young adult novel, A Girl's Guide to Love and Magic! Special guest, librarian Desiree Thomas, will lead a lively discussion with Debbie and attendees.
"Simone is a wonderfully crafted character, and Rigaud uses the awkwardness of the late bloomers' attempts to be cool with perfect comedic timing. This is a great depiction of Haitian American culture that both affirms and informs. Offering a steady mix of romance and humor, this is a home run." -- Kirkus Reviews
Perfect for fans of The Sun Is Also a Star and Blackout, this YA novel from Debbie Rigaud is a celebration of Haitian and Caribbean culture, and a story of first love, vodou, and finding yourself, all set against the backdrop of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.
Debbie Rigaud is the coauthor of Alyssa Milano’s New York Times bestselling Hope series and the author of Simone Breaks All the Rules and Truly Madly Royally. She grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, and started her career writing for entertainment and teen magazines. She now lives with her husband and children in Columbus, Ohio. Find out more at debbierigaud.com.
Desiree Thomas has worked in the library profession for the past 20 years. She believes stories have the power to shape our world for the better. She is a book reviewer for school library journal and a member of the Choose to Read Ohio advisory board. She is currently a youth services librarian at Worthington Libraries.