9th Ave: Brontez Purnell

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

Brontez Purnell discusses his new children's book, The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett.

 

About The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett 

The first children's book from multi-genre artist Brontez Purnell, a 2018 winner of the Whiting Award, sweetly portrays a common but rarely narrated childhood experience--having a single parent and taking care of a younger sibling. With illustrations by Brooklyn artist Elise R. Peterson, The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett recounts 11-year-old Jacuzzi's evening activities while he cares for his baby brother and waits for mama's arrival home. He ponders his dad, school, and his future--and when his brother wakes up, Jacuzzi knows just how to get him back to sleep.

About the Author

Brontez Purnell is a zine-maker, punk drummer, choreographer, and author of Since I Laid My Burden Down. Originally from Alabama, he lives in Oakland, California. Elise R. Peterson is an artist, writer, and sex educator in Brooklyn. She is the illustrator of How Mamas Love Their Babies.

 

The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Dottir Press - January 8th, 2019

The first children's book from multi-genre artist Brontez Purnell, a 2018 winner of the Whiting Award, sweetly portrays a common but rarely narrated childhood experience--having a single parent and taking care of a younger sibling. With illustrations by Brooklyn artist Elise R.


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