In other book news, we've been charting the appearances of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero, across Chicagoland this summer. Chi-town author and vegan activist, Marla Rose, has been promoting her brand new young adult chapter book with readings and book signings at The Magic Tree, The Chicago Diner, and now this Thursday, July 19th, at Women and Children First! Event details are here on Facebook.
ChiIL Mama caught up with the author at her book release party last week at The Chicago Diner.
*We have a signed copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader and we'll have a full review and author interview up shortly! Enter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win. This book is recommended for tweens to adults.
*We also snagged a collection of Vegan Superhero Trading Cards, by Chi-Town artist and vegan activist, John Beske, who also happens to be married to the author. There are 18 in all and they feature famous vegans as well as characters from the Vivian Sharpe novel. Fun fun.
Vivian is an ordinary fifteen-year-old girl who has always lived life as dictated by the people around her. She is quiet, recedes into the background, and keeps her opinions to herself. Come to think of it, she really doesn’t have opinions. This all changes one April night, though, when everything Vivian thought she knew about herself and the world around her collapses. She has to draw on deep reserves of courage and conviction she never knew she had as she goes undercover to reveal a clandestine environmental disaster in her town and starts to receive threatening communiqués from a shadowy figure from her town’s past. Oh, and in the middle of everything, she has developed a whole new sense overnight, both a source of strength and a vulnerability. It’s an understatement to say that things are a little tumultuous in sensible Vivian’s life right now.
For all the character bios including a girl named Wren and a pig named Tolstoy, click here.
Check out Vivian Sharpe's main web site here.
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