Friday, July 17, 2020

Wonder Women: Tempest Tossed ~ Virtual Tour




Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed


The 12-Stop Virtual Tour Will Feature Both Free and Ticketed Events Hosted by Bookstores Across the Country from July 12 To July 27


Authors and Artists In Conversation Include Leila del Duca, Alex Sanchez, Rex Ogle, Alys Arden, Jason Reynolds, Sam Maggs, Jeff Kinney and More!


Book Purchases Through Participating Stores Will Include Free Signed Book Plate



WHAT: Engaging fans across the internet, author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Shout) will participate in a series of intimate conversations with a selection of acclaimed authors and artists to discuss her first graphic novel, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, and how she re-imagined the iconic DC Super Hero for a new, teenage audience.


Starting Sunday, July 11 through Monday, July 27, Anderson will celebrate Wonder Woman’s empowering legacy and the book launch with virtual visits hosted by bookstores based in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Washington D.C., Louisiana, Massachusetts, California and other cities to meet fans, and discuss the project with famed authors and artists such as Leila del Duca (Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me the Ocean), Rex Ogle (Free Lunch), Alys Arden (The Casquette Girls), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys, Miles Morales-Spiderman), Sam Maggs (Captain Marvel), Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series), among others.


All purchased books through participating bookstores will include a free bookplate signed by Anderson.

Beautifully illustrated by Leila del Duca, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed explores Wonder Woman’s teen years and is a timely story about the refugee experience, activism, and finding the love and strength to create change. Anderson and del Duca examine powerful social issues like trafficking, gentrification, poverty, and American Idealism, while showing how important it is to be brave and fight back in the face of adversity. The themes of the graphic novel have earned it praise from Entertainment WeeklyPeople Magazine, Ms. Magazine,, in addition to Publishers WeeklyKirkus ReviewsBooklist and School Library Journal.


Diana of Themyscira believes that her sixteenth birthday will be one of new beginnings—namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time—a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced. With new battles to fight and new friends to make, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference.


Hi-res artwork and current press releases for DC’s Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed are available here. In anticipation for the event, fans can also watch the book’s official trailer here. For more news and updates on Wonder Woman and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit, the DC YouTube channel or follow @DCComics on social media.



WHO:  Laurie Halse Anderson - New York Times Bestselling Author of WONDER WOMAN TEMPEST TOSSED, SPEAK and SHOUT





July 17

7:00 PM EST

In conversation with Rainbow Rowel

Brookline Booksmith

Brookline, MA

Tickets required. Click here to register!


July 20

7:00 PM EST

In conversation with Jason Reynolds and Sam Maggs

The Ivy Bookshop

Baltimore, MD

Click here to register for free!


July 21

7:00 PM EST

In conversation with Jeff Kinney

An Unlikely Story

Plainville, MA

Click here to register for free!


July 22

7:00 PM EST

Scuppernong Books

Greensboro, NC

Click here to register for free!


July 23

5:00 PM PST

Rakestraw Books

Danville, CA

Tickets required. Click here to register!


July 24

7:00 PM EST

Wellesley Books

Wellesley, MA

Tickets required. Click here to register!


July 27

7:00 PM PST

In conversation with Leila del Duca

Keplers Literary Foundation

Menlo Park, CA

Click here to register!

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