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Six Bridges Book Festival: Darrin Bell & Élodie Durand

Through evocative illustrations and sharp humor, Darrin Bell examines how “The Talk” shaped intimate and public moments from childhood to adulthood. While coming of age in Los Angeles—and finding a voice through cartooning—Bell becomes painfully aware of being regarded as dangerous by white teachers, neighbors, and police officers, and thus aware of his mortality. And now Bell must decide whether he and his own six-year-old son are ready to have “The Talk.”

In Élodie Durand’s landmark nonfiction comic Transitions: A Mother’s Journey—a sympathetic, informative, and moving story of a family’s journey to acceptance—when Anne learns that her 19-year-old is a transgender man, she struggles to understand her son’s new identity.


For more information about this event, or the Six Bridges Book Festival, please call 501-918-3000.

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Date and Time

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm