Word Up presents Ellen Hagan & Renée Watson


Writers, poets, and friends Ellen Hagan & Renée Watson share their new middle grade/YA books, Reckless, Glorious Girl (Feb. 23) and Love is a Revolution (Feb. 2), respectivelyat this special virtual book event! Reckless, Glorious Girl is a novel in verse all about the good and bad that comes with middle school, growing up girl, and the strength of family that gets you through it all - a beautiful intergenerational story filled with the questions we all have growing up. Love is a Revolution a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.

Both books are available for purchase below.

About the Author 
Ellen Hagan
 is a writer, performer, and educator. She is the co-author with Renée Watson of Watch Us Rise. Her poetry collections include Blooming Fiascoes, Hemisphere, and Crowned. Her work can be found in ESPN Magazine, She Walks in Beauty, and Southern Sin. Ellen is the Director of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. She co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer's Retreat at Adelphi University. Raised in Kentucky, she now lives in New York City with her family. www.ellenhagan.com

Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author, educator, and community activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. Her children's picture books and novels for teens have received several awards and international recognition. Her poetry and fiction centers around the experiences of Black girls and women, and explores themes of home, identity, and the intersections of race, class, and gender. Her books include young adult novels, Love is a RevolutionPiecing Me TogetherThis Side of Home, and Watch Us Rise, co-written with Ellen Hagan. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
via ZOOM
New York, NY 10032
Reckless, Glorious, Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547604609
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 23rd, 2021

Love Is a Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547600601
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 2nd, 2021