KidsRead Event: Changers Book One: Drew by T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper
Wednesday April 29, 2015
For this KidsRead event, we welcomed T. Cooper, Allison Glock-Cooper, and 85 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from The Equity Project Charter School.
About Changers Book One: Drew
The cheerleader, the nerd, the jock, the freak. What if you had to be all four?
It is the eve of Ethan Miller’s freshman year. He’s psyched to be in high school (finally). Until the next morning. When Ethan awakens as a girl… Ethan is a “Changer,” one of an ancient race of humans who live out each of their years of high school as someone new. Ethan must now navigate the treacherous waters of ninth grade as Drew Bohner, a petite blonde with an unfortunate last name. He must also follow the rules of the all-powerful Changers Council: Like, never tell anyone what you are, and never, ever fall in love with another Changer—all the while battling a creepy underground syndicate called Abiders (as well as the sadistic school queen bee, Chloe). Changers Book One is the first of a four-part series that tracks the journey of an average suburban boy who becomes an incredible young woman… who becomes a reluctant hero… who becomes the person she was meant to be. Because, while changing the world can kinda suck, it sure beats never knowing who you really are.
T. Cooper’s most recent book is Real Man Adventures (McSweeney’s), which Vanity Fair has called “brave and hilarious.” He is also the authorof three novels, including the best-selling Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes and The Beaufort Diaries. Cooper’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Believer, O, the Oprah Magazine, One Story, Bomb, and elsewhere.
Allison Glock-Cooper is the author of the New York Times notable book and Whiting Award winner Beauty Before Comfort. Her work has been published in the New York Times, GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, O, the Oprah Magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, and many others. She is a contributing editor for the magazine Garden & Gun, a senior writer at ESPN, a columnist for Southern Living, and the recipient of a GLAAD award.