Friday, August 31 at 7:00pm
Join us for a book reading and discussion with Kelly deVos, author of Fat Girl on a Plane (Harlequin Teen, $18.99).
Cookie Vonn longs to leave Phoenix and become a fashion designer, a dream that suddenly seems within reach when she's offered a chance to apply for a prestigious scholarship in New York City— until she’s declared too fat to fly. When she finally arrives, her deepest fears unfold; the boss's ultrathin daughter has already replaced her, reaffirming her belief that fat girls don’t belong in the fashion industry. Convinced that her body is the catalyst that could make or break her dream career, Cookie devotes herself to losing weight, only to find her problems ultimately unchanged by her appearance. Told in alternating fat and skinny perspectives, Fat Girl on a Plane explores body image, discrimination, and the consequences of insecurity, all while taking readers on a fairytale romp through the New York City fashion world.
Kelly deVos is a third-generation Arizonan and a passionate advocate for body positivity and fat acceptance. Her work was previously featured in Normal Noise and 202 Magazine, and her debut novel Fat Girl on a Plane has received acclaim by best-selling authors in the Young Adult genre.
“A savvy, smart, and funny book about taking control of your body and your destiny.”—Kathleen Glasgow, author of the New York Times best-selling novel, Girl in Pieces.