Wallace West in conversation with Eric Rosswood

Join us for a fun Wednesday evening event with local author and illustrator, Wallace West, as he discusses his debut picture book, Mighty Red Riding Hood, with Eric Rosswood, coauthor of the brand new picture book, Strong.

You can purchase signed, personalized copies of Mighty Red Riding Hood via our website!

ABOUT MIGHTY RED RIDING HOOD

In this clever twist on a traditional tale, a boy who loves his frilly, swishy riding hood turns the tables on a big, bad, bullying wolf!

Better not mess with Little Red when he's got on his favorite frilly red riding hood! It makes him feel happier than a pig in mud, more special than a birthday cake, and mighty as a firecracker. Nothing's gonna stop him from being himself...Not even a big ol' bully of a WOLF! With admirable spunk and a heaping helping of southern humor and hospitality, Little Red finds a way to crack the shell of the closed-minded wolf's perception of frills and bows.

This refreshingly spirited version of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood explores the challenge of staying on your path when confronted by strangers who don't want to understand you.

ABOUT WALLACE WEST

Wallace West, a native of Texas, is a graphic designer and copywriter. This is his debut picture book. He lives in San Antonio, and he invites you to visit him at wallacewest.com.

ABOUT STRONG

A fresh, charming picture book that shows there are lots of ways to be STRONG.

Rob dreams of becoming a champion strongman. He wants to flip huge tires, lug boulders, and haul trucks -- and someday be the strongest man in the world! But he feels like he can’t fit in with his bright leggings, unicorn T-shirts, and rainbow-dyed hair. Will Rob find a way to step into his true self and be a champion?

With bold illustrations and an engaging, informative text, Strong introduces readers to Rob Kearney and his journey from an athletic kid trying to find his place to the world’s first openly gay professional strongman.

ABOUT ERIC ROSSWOOD

Eric Rosswood is an LGBTQ+ activist and the award-winning author of Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood and The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads. He believes being strong means being true to yourself and strives to do that every day by being the best dad, writer, and friend he can be. Eric lives in New York with his husband, Mat, and their two children.

This event is free but registration is required. You may register below.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:00pm
$17.99
SKU: 9780316628358nb

Strong Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316292900
Availability: Available at wholesaler. We can order it for you.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

A fresh, charming picture book that shows there are lots of ways to be STRONG.

Rob dreams of becoming a champion strongman. He wants to flip huge tires, lug boulders, and haul trucks -- and someday be the strongest man in the world! But he feels like he can’t fit in with his bright leggings, unicorn T-shirts, and rainbow-dyed hair.