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News & Features » November 2016 » Changers Book Three: Kim Launch Event Recap at Charis Books

Changers Book Three: Kim Launch Event Recap at Charis Books

ChangersBookThreeKim_currentTo celebrate the launch of Changers Book Three: Kim, the third title in the groundbreaking Changers series (part of Akashic’s Black Sheep YA imprint), authors T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper brought their series to Charis Books and More, the south’s oldest independent feminist bookstore.

Charis Books recently celebrated forty years of specializing in unique, independent voices, including: children’s books, feminist and cultural studies books, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer fiction as well as non-fiction. As per their website, you might like Charis:

If you’re pro-peace, progressive, radical, “part of the left,” liberal, or anything in between. If you love to read, know the danger of corporate domination and support independent businesses. If you’re an activist, anti-war, anti-violence, and anti-hate. If you’re a woman, lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer or support those who are. If you’re ever been ashamed of our government. If you support a woman’s right to choose safe birth control, abortion, or access to reliable reproductive health information. If you’re an artist. If you know Bush was selected. If you believe everyone deserves health care. If you’re pro-environment, put people before profit and are working for social justice. If you’re trying to raise a strong girl or a non-violent boy. If you’re a person of color. If you value independent voices and know that they are silenced every day. If you know that books can change lives. If you want more… Welcome to Charis Books.

Husband-and-wife team T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper are best-selling and award-wining authors and journalists. Their innovative YA series explores a world where a little-known ancient race of humans, called Changers, live out each year of high school as a different person. The series explores questions of identity, including gender, race, and self-image. The Changers series has received some phenomenal praise, including:

“Fantastic and poignant.”
John Green

“A thought-provoking exploration of identity, gender, and sexuality.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

And for Changers Book Three: Kim:

“This series takes the ultimate teen experience—not feeling comfortable in one’s own skin—and folds it into a fantastical premise . . . While living with new identities might encourage empathy for other people, the more immediate concern for many Changers is how to survive a year of high school. Readers will connect with Kim as she tentatively makes new friends; watches Audrey, the girl she still cares about, from afar; and struggles with who she is and who she wants to be, while finding comfort in the theater crowd. This strong entry in the series is a good choice for readers looking for books about friendship, identity, and LGBTQ issues.”
School Library Journal

“Kim’s voice and the banter between characters are funny, and they feel real. The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they’re scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative.”
Kirkus Reviews

See below for some photos of the event and a video of a performance by Atlanta singer-songwriter Laurie Ray.

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at this event!

Authors T and Allison read and discuss Changers Book Three: Kim at their Atlanta launch.

Musical performance by Laurie Ray; watch a clip below!

Posted: Nov 3, 2016

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