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Tanya Boteju: Bruised

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2021-04-29 13:00:00 2021-04-29 14:00:00 America/New_York Tanya Boteju: Bruised Join us for a virtual chat as author Tanya Boteju discusses her newest book, Bruised. The discussion will talk about her writing process, and allow time for a Q&A. Online

Thursday, April 29
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Add to Calendar 2021-04-29 13:00:00 2021-04-29 14:00:00 America/New_York Tanya Boteju: Bruised Join us for a virtual chat as author Tanya Boteju discusses her newest book, Bruised. The discussion will talk about her writing process, and allow time for a Q&A. Online

Join us for a virtual chat as author Tanya Boteju discusses her newest book, Bruised. The discussion will talk about her writing process, and allow time for a Q&A.

Watch: https://barrielibrary.zoom.us/j/98357029924?pwd=VTExb3Z5NHdEeWx2Nk1Vd3QrZGlLZz09

About Tanya

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Tanya Boteju is an English teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). She completed her English and Education degrees at the University of British Columbia, then spent time in New York attaining her Master of Arts through Columbia University’s Teachers College. Most recently, Tanya received a Creative Writing Certificate through Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. Her writing life has mostly consisted of teaching writing for the past eighteen years in Vancouver, where she has continually been inspired by the brilliant young people in her midst.

Her novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens (2019), was named an Indie Top 10 Pick of the Summer by the American Booksellers Association, a starred review on Shelf Awareness, a Barnes & Noble best YA book of May, a Best Teen Book of 2019 by Indigo, and a Rainbow List selection for 2020. Her short story “Floating” appears in the anthology Out Now (Inkyard Press, 2020). Boteju’s next YA novelBruised, is due out in March 2021 and has been selected as a Gold Standard Book by the Junior Library Guild.

Tanya is grateful for her patient wife, supportive family and friends, committed educators, sassy students, and hot mugs of tea. In both teaching and writing, she is committed to positive, diverse representation.

 

About Bruised

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Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story, about a teen girl who navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens.

To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control. Since her parents died in an accident she survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesn’t need to deal with the ache deep in her heart.

So when chance and circumstances bring her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids. But the opportunities to bruise are countless, and Daya realizes that if she’s going to keep her emotional pain at bay, she’ll need all the opportunities she can get.

The deeper Daya immerses herself into the world of roller derby, though, the more she realizes it’s not the simple physical pain-fest she was hoping for. Her rough-and-tumble teammates and their fans push her limits in ways she never imagined, bringing Daya to big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing.

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