Laurent Linn

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Biography

Laurent Linn, author/illustrator of Draw the Line, began his career as a puppet designer/builder in Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop, creating characters for the Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films, and eventually becoming creative director for the Sesame Street Muppets, winning an Emmy Award. In addition to writing and illustrating, Laurent is currently an art director/designer for children’s and teen books. Find him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as well as at LaurentLinn.com.

 

 


Schedule

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Book Talk
What's YOUR Superpower?: YA, Draw the Line, and How to Change the World

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Discussion
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Draw the Line

After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this “powerful debut” novel (Publishers Weekly, starred review) exquisitely illustrated by the author.

Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background. He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay, but at his Texas high school those traits would only bring him the worst kind of attention.

In fact, the only place he feels free to express himself is at his drawing table, crafting a secret world through his own Renaissance-art-inspired superhero, Graphite.

But in real life, when a shocking hate crime flips his world upside down, Adrian must decide what kind of person he wants to be. Maybe it’s time to not be so invisible after all—no matter how dangerous the risk.

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