[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a navy blue background and yellow and purple butterflies. On the left is a white genderqueer person with short brown hair, wearing glasses and a purple flower in their hair. On the right is a colorful book cover with the title "A Million Quiet Revolutions" and the author's name "Robin Gow". On the cover are two young people looking up at a dark sky with golden butterflies. White text on the graphic reads "March 22 at 6:00 p.m.", "Book launch, reading & signing with Robin Gow" and "Masks and proof of vaccination required". A rounded rectangle with a gold outline has white text that reads "Hosted by the Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center", and white text below reads "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101". The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is to the right in white. Logos for the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities are also featured.]
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a book launch, reading, and signing with Robin Gow, author of A Million Quiet Revolutions.
About A Million Quiet Revolutions: For as long as they can remember, Aaron and Oliver have only ever had each other. In a small town with few queer teenagers, let alone young trans men, they’ve shared milestones like coming out as trans, buying the right binders—and falling for each other.
But just as their relationship has started to blossom, Aaron moves away. Feeling adrift, separated from the one person who understands them, they seek solace in digging deep into the annals of America’s past. When they discover the story of two Revolutionary War soldiers who they believe to have been trans man in love, they’re inspired to pay tribute to these soldiers by adopting their names—Aaron and Oliver. As they learn, they delve further into unwritten queer stories, and they discover the transformative power of reclaiming one’s place in history.
Robin Gow is a trans and queer poet, editor, and educator from rural Pennsylvania. They are the Cultural & Community-Building Programs Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Gow also founded the New York City trans and queer reading series Gender Reveal Party. They live in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with their partner, best friend, and pugs, Gertrude and Eddie. robingow.com
This is their first YA (Young Adult) novel, and they are the author of three books of poetry and one essay collection.
This is a sober-social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Alcohol will not be present.