Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Fri 6/9, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Following this bok club discussion we'll host Tara Altebrando, Brigid Kemmer, Sara Tolcser, and Emery Lord for a BOLDLY BOOKISH event!

All teen and adult readers are welcome, but finish the book or prepare for spoilers!  Whether you’re an actual “young adult” or an older adult who appreciates a good YA novel, join us for our young adult book club.  We always have snacks (especially candy) and an easygoing debate about our selection for each month.  We typically meet 2nd Fridays every month at 6pm, but check out our future event dates for specifics. 

If you're interested in subscribing to our YA Book Club mailing list, you can join through this link.  Flyleaf Children's Manager Johanna Albrecht will send out book club meeting reminders, notices for upcoming book releases, and periodic messages about upcoming YA author events at Flyleaf. 

A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a "mainstream" school in the suburbs, where she's treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the 'burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off--and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

Told with wit and grit by debut author Whitney Gardner, who also provides gorgeous interior illustrations of Julia's graffiti tags, You're Welcome, Universe introduces audiences to a one-of-a-kind protagonist who is unabashedly herself no matter what life throws in her way.

Event date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
You're Welcome, Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399551413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017