Mike Curato in conversation with Rex Ogle

What: Mike Curato (Flamer) will appear in a conversation with Rex Ogle (Free Lunch) that is moderated by Austin Ruiz of the Montrose Center. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream.

When: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00pm Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Flamer from our bookshop -- if you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the author for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Author:

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves WormFlamer is Mike's first graphic novel.

About the book:

Mike Curato's Flamer is the fictional biography of boy scout Aiden Navarro. As Aiden navigates friendships, bullies, and spends time with a boy he can't stop thinking about, he finds himself on a path of acceptance. The award-winning creator draws largely on his own experiences, telling a difficult story with humor and compassion.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping is $35.00.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Flamer Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250756145
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo

Free Lunch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324003601
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Norton Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Winner of the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.