To kick off Pride month, join us for a conversation with Chasten Buttigieg for his new young adult memoir.
Just in time for Pride season and Discover Summer, join the Library and Little District Books for a live, in-person event with Chasten Buttigieg and NPR's Ari Shapiro. To celebrate the release of the young adult adaptation of his memoir— I Have Something to Tell You (For Young Adults)—adults of all ages, parents, and kids are welcome at this event where Chasten will speak with NPR's Ari Shapiro about his experience coming out and his journey to finding acceptance and self-love; and how to support younger generations. Chasten’s ultimate goal is to show young people that they are not alone and to inspire them to forge their own path to acceptance.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. A limited number will be given away courtesy of the DC Public Library Foundation.
Growing up, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg didn’t always fit in. He felt different from his father and brothers, who loved to hunt and go camping, and out of place in the rural, conservative small town where he lived. Back then, blending in was more important than feeling seen. So, when Chasten realized he was gay, he kept that part of himself hidden away for a long, painful time. With incredible bravery, and the support of his loved ones, Chasten eventually came out—and when he did, he learned that being true to himself was the most rewarding journey of all. Finding acceptance and self-love can seem like a tremendous challenge, but it’s never impossible. With honesty, courage, and warmth, Chasten relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his identity, while inspiring young people across the country to do the same.
Chasten Glezman Buttigieg grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He is a teacher, advocate, and husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Chasten currently lives with Pete; their two children, Gus and Penelope; and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman, in Northern Michigan. I Have Something to Tell You—For Young Adults is his second book.
Ari Shapiro is an award-winning anchor of NPR's All Things Considered, one of the most listened-to radio news programs in the United States, as well as a host of NPR’s daily afternoon news podcast, Consider This. He has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from five continents and most of the 50 states. He has been a question on Jeopardy and an answer in the New York Times crossword puzzle.
AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults | 13 - 19 Years Old (Teens) |
EVENT TYPE: | LGBTQ Pride | Author Talk |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:30AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:30AM to 5:30PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||1:00PM to 5:00PM|