Thursday, March 5 at 6 PM
JOIN US FOR A PIRATE PARTY WITH
speaking & signing
How to Be a Pirate!
in conversation with Summer Anne Burton
ABOUT HOW TO BE A PIRATE
A sparkling and inspirational picture book about a girl who wants to be a pirate, her tattooed grandpa, and their indelible bond.
When the neighborhood boys tell CeCe that she can't be a pirate, she goes straight to her Grandpa, who must know something about being a pirate. Why else would he have all those tattoos?
As Grandpa shares each tattoo with CeCe, they are transported to imaginative lands where they learn all the qualities a pirate should possess: A pirate must be BRAVE and QUICK, but also FUN and INDEPENDENT. And the most important thing is to believe in yourself, whether you’re a pirate or not.
This fanciful, heartwarming story from Isaac Fitzgerald, founding editor of BuzzFeed Books and host of BuzzFeed News Twitter morning show #AMtoDM, is brought to life by New York Times bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager in a vibrant, joyful expression of what it means to be… all kinds of wonderful things, including a pirate.
ABOUT ISAAC FITZGERALD
Formerly of The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, BuzzFeed Books, and BuzzFeed News’ Twitter morning show #AMtoDM, Isaac Fitzgerald appears frequently on The Today Show and is the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes). How to Be a Pirate, illustrated by Brigette Barrager, is his first picture book.
ABOUT SUMMER ANNE BURTON
Summer Anne Burton is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tenderly, a "friendly and radical" vegan magazine. She's also a writer, illustrator, and vinyl DJ. Previously, she was an executive at BuzzFeed. She grew up in Austin and before working at BuzzFeed, she spent over seven years working at BookPeople as a bookseller, buyer, and barista. She met her husband (and most of their best friends) at BookPeople, and they live in north Austin with two dogs and one ornery cat.
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