Jasper Sanchez with Mason Deaver
Seattle writer celebrates the launch of his spirited debut YA novel, The (Un)popular Vote (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins) in conversation Mason Deaver, who virtually visits for this virtual program from North Carolina where they write and work as a librarian, with their own newly published YA novel, The Ghosts We Keep (Push). This is teenager terrain here, books such as these helping much with young people (older people, too) navigate uncertain situations and relationships. With The (Un)popular Vote, a transmasculine student sets out to run for student body president, with his own politician father weighing against doing so.
“Mind-bogglingly good. This is a novel that every teen needs.” —Kacen Callender.
"Charming, stunning, and unapologetically queer." —Mason Deaver.
What Mason Deaver says of The (Un)popular vote could well be said of their own The Ghosts We Keep, which tells the story of a young teen grappling with the death of a brother, finding solace, comfort, and insight from an unexpected source.