Meet the Authors
It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos and prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.