Michael Leali In-Person

June 6 @ 7 PM

Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL

 

Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person signing with local author (and former Anderson's bookseller) Michael Leali to celebrate the release of his debut middle-grade novel, The Civil War of Amos Abernathy!  

 

This event will be held in our Naperville store, and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

***This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Copies of the author’s latest book purchased elsewhere will not be allowed in the signing line. Registration is required regardless of your ticket choice.***

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

More about the book:

A heartfelt debut novel about a boy’s attempt to find himself in the history he loves—perfect for fans of Dear Sweet Pea and From the Desk of Zoe Washington.

Amos Abernathy lives for history. Literally. He’s been a historical reenactor nearly all his life. But when a cute new volunteer arrives at his Living History Park, Amos finds himself wondering if there’s something missing from history: someone like the two of them.

Amos is sure there must have been LGBTQ+ people in nineteenth-century Illinois. His search turns up Albert D. J. Cashier, a Civil War soldier who might have identified as a trans man if he’d lived today. Soon Amos starts confiding in his newfound friend by writing letters in his journal—and hatches a plan to share Albert’s story with his divided twenty-first century town. It may be an uphill battle, but it’s one that Amos is ready to fight.

Told in an earnest, hilarious voice, this love letter to history, first crushes, and LGBTQ+ community will delight readers of Ashley Herring Blake, Alex Gino, or Maulik Pancholy. 

About the Author


A historical reenactor in his youth, Michael Leali is now a writer and educator. When he’s not dreaming up stories, he’s probably playing a board game, eating cheese, or grading papers somewhere in the suburbs of Chicago. Visit Michael at www.michaelleali.com.

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