Are you a Bronxite looking for something to do celebrate Bronx Week 2023? Then why not celebrate with an author talk featuring a Bronx Author! Join me this Tuesday, May 9 at 4 PM where I will be in conversation with YA author and Bronx native, Vincent Tirado, winner of the 2023 Pura Belpré Award for their debut novel, Burn Down, Rise Up, as we talk about their latest book, We Don’t Swim Here!
Bronwyn is only supposed to be in rural Hillwoods for a year. Her grandmother is in hospice, and her father needs to get her affairs in order. And they’re all meant to make some final memories together.
Except Bronwyn is miserable. Her grandmother is dying, everyone is standoffish, and she can’t even go swimming. All she hears are warnings about going in the water, despite a gorgeous lake. And a pool at the abandoned rec center. And another in the high school basement.
Anais tries her hardest to protect Bronwyn from the shadows of Hillwoods. She follows her own rituals to avoid any unnecessary attention–and if she can just get Bronwyn to stop asking questions, she can protect her too. The less Bronwyn pays attention to Hillwoods, the less Hillwoods will pay attention to Bronwyn. She doesn’t get that the lore is, well, truth. History. Pain. The living aren’t the only ones who seek retribution when they’re wronged. But when Bronwyn does more exploring than she should, they are both in for danger they couldn’t expect. (Credit: Sourcebooks Fire)
Vincent Tirado is a nonbinary Afro-latinx with a love of all things sci-fi and horror. Born and raised in the Bronx, they ventured out to Pennsylvania and Ohio to get their Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Bioethics. Vincent is in love with quirky and fun storytelling and cites The Good Place as a source of inspiration while also enthralled with darker elements found in Stranger Things.
Their insatiable desire for knowledge often keeps them busy with new hobbies they pick and writing inspiration. As such, they have about six or seven hobbies put on hold and twelve book ideas just waiting to be written.
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