Please join one of Bellingham's favorite authors and artists, Phoebe Wahl, as she launches her YA debut novel, Phoebe's Diary! Phoebe will be joined by Whatcom County librarian Emma Radosevich!
With black and white interior illustrations and an enchanting, unique fusion of text and art, the experience of reading Phoebe's Diary is a bracingly honest, illustrated diary of a teenage girl that captures the explosive turmoil and joy of adolescence.
Meet Phoebe. She's cool and insecure, talented and vulnerable, sexy and awkward, driven and confused, ecstatic and tragic. Like you. And here is her diary, packed full of invaluable friends and heartbreaking crushes, spectacular playlists and vintage outfits, drama nerds and art kids, old wounds and new love. Based on her own teenage diary, Phoebe Wahl has melded truth with fiction and art with text, casting a spell that brings readers deep into the experience of growing up.
Don't miss Phoebe's Diary, a must-read addition to YA with indelible characters and heartbreaking crushes, spectacular playlists and vintage clothes, the drama society and the art kids, old hurts and new love. This heavily illustrated, unique hybrid of art and text casts a spell that brings readers into the intimate life of a teenager finding her way, and hopefully, finding herself.
"Phoebe Wahl has created a glittering treasure map of teenage life. She illuminates a year of adolescent longing, discovery, pleasure, and heartbreak. It is deeply sweet, sexy, and true. I wanted it to last forever." — Sophia Glock, creator of the graphic memoir Passport
Phoebe Wahl is an award-winning illustrator and surface designer. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and has published several acclaimed picture books including Little Witch Hazel and The Blue House. Her clients include Maisonette, Patagonia, and The New York Times. She lives with her family in Bellingham, Washington, in an old house with sunflowers in the garden. She invites you to visit her on Instagram @phoebewahl and her website at https://www.phoebewahl.com/.
Emma Radosevich is a lifelong reader and collection development librarian for the Whatcom County Library System. She's deeply interested in work that encourages us to slow down and connect with community. When she's not selecting or recommending books, you can find her playing trumpet or listening to an audiobook. She lives in Bellingham, WA.