Pima County Public Library's LGBTQ+ Services Committee invites you to celebrate its 25th anniversary with our latest author talk. Join us for an online event with Carlos Valenzuela who wrote his first book, Letters to Young Carlos, in his 70s.
About Letters to Young Carlos
Carlos grew up in Douglas, Arizona, and his book, while not an autobiography, shares the story of a boy much like him with the same name. Set in the 1950s, Carlos lives in a small town in Mexico and experiences his first love. The author describes his book as “a tender coming-of-age story set against a small town’s judgmental gossip, a homophobic Papa, and the church’s strict teachings. Carlos’ plight to self-acceptance resonates with gay or straight readers alike as he faces a world of love, heartbreak, betrayal, friendship and eventually rises above it all.”
About the event
Thank you to Senior Pride, who is collaborating on this event with us and have offered to moderate the discussion. After the discussion, there will be a moderated Q&A. You will be able to ask your question in the chat.