TICKETED OFFSITE EVENT: Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Grammy-nominated indie-pop twin-sister duo Tegan & Sara, who will share their new book Junior High, which explores growing up, coming out, and finding yourself through music and sisterhood. This opening book of a middle grade graphic novel duology is illustrated by Eisner Award-winner Tillie Walden.
This special event is cosponsored by Streetlight Records and The Diversity Center, and will take place at The Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz.
Tegan and Sara Quin have sold well over one million records and released nine studio albums during the course of their twenty-year career. Their 10th studio album was released in October, 2022. In 2019, Tegan and Sara released their New York Times bestselling coming-of-age memoir, High School. They have received three Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and the 2018 New York Civil Liberties Union Award. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards. Outspoken advocates for equality, in 2016 Tegan and Sara created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. The sisters currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia. teganandsara.com
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she now teaches. As of 2022, she has published three graphic novellas with the London based Avery Hill Publishing and three with First Second Books, including her Eisner Award-winning memoir Spinning. She currently lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire with her cat Stan. tilliewalden.com