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Book Signing with Local YA Author Gia Gordon at Bobzbay Books

Book Signing with Local YA Author Gia Gordon at Bobzbay Books

Date & Time
Saturday, July 13, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
419 N Main Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701
We’re excited to welcome local young adult author Gia Gordon to the shop for a meet & greet and book signing! Gordon is the author of “The Redemption of Daya Keane,” a queer coming-of-age novel for young adults, out May 28th!

Books will be available for purchase before and during the event. To reserve a copy or purchase your book ahead of time:

About “The Redemption of Daya Keane”:
The lyrical, insightful prose of We Are Okay meets the witty and irreverent voice of The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School in this heartfelt queer coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a small town’s evangelical megachurch culture.
It’s Daya Keane’s junior year, and nothing is as she expected.
First, her mother has started attending Grace Redeemer, the popular megachurch in town. Boasting concert-worthy light shows, an amazing live band—and a pastor who’s all about loving thy neighbor, as long as thy neighbor “gets right with God” first.
And second, Daya talks to Beckett Wild at a party neither of them were meant to be at.
Beckett is Daya’s longtime crush, the one she’s been pining after for years. She’s smart, cute, artistic…and the apparent poster girl for Grace Redeemer’s popular youth program. As Daya’s best friends, Stella and B’Rad, are quick to point out, someone like Beckett wouldn’t be remotely interested in returning her feelings.
Except maybe she is. Except maybe she does.
Daya’s never felt the need to have “normal” high school experiences. But she never expected to fall this hard for someone, either. Now Daya has to decide how far she’s willing to surrender to Beckett’s world of Grace Redeemer, and who she’s willing to become to be with her.
A fearless and profound tale ideal for readers of Jeff Zentner and Jennifer Dugan, The Redemption of Daya Keane gives an intimate and unforgettable look into a world that demands to be seen.

About the Author: Hailing from Texas, Gia Gordon is a new-to-Bloomington author, youth activist, and former educator. She’s co-founder of the non-profit Never Counted Out, which provides books to classrooms and community programs. When she’s not writing, Gia can be found thrifting or turning no-longer-wanted household goods into beautifully painted designs at Salvage Art. For more information:

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