Coming Out & Coming of Age in Graphic Novels: The Magic Fish with Trung Le Nguyen

Charlottesville, VA, Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • Presented By: Online
  • Dates: August 5, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM


Trung Le Nguyen discusses The Magic Fish, his YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together, in conversation with his editor, Whitney Leopard. In this gorgeous debut, fairy tales are the only way one boy can communicate with his Vietnamese immigrant parents. But how will he find the words to tell them that he’s gay? A powerful read about family, identity, and the enduring magic of stories.

As part of the Virginia Festival of the Book’s Shelf Life virtual series, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below or simply make plans to watch on

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