Are you a cat person or a dog person? This fun and interactive session is open to both! Artist Michelle Mee Nutter, illustrator of Allergic, a graphic novel about a girl whose desire for a dog is foiled by her allergies, will square off against author Colleen AF Venable and artist Stephanie Yue, whose graphic novel series opener Katie the Catsitter is about a girl who winds up sitting for 217 cats! The perfect impartial host for this session is, of course, Jef Czekaj, author and illustrator of Cat Secrets and Dog Rules, not to mention his latest picture book, Little Ghoul Goes to School. Bring the family dog or your 217 cats to learn more about these funny graphic novels during this fast-paced session that will include draw-offs, audience voting, and a surprise or two! Sponsored by Simmons University.
Donations made during registration or during the session will go to support the Boston Book Festival's Shelf Help Partnership, providing brand-new books and an author/illustrator visit to Boston-area public schools. This year's recipient schools are Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown and Chelsea High School in Chelsea. Thank you for your support!