Pierce County Library System is hosting a community reading program to support the upcoming Art AIDS America exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibit, which runs October through January, explores the impact of HIV on American art.
This fall, we are encouraging people of all ages to read the young adult book, “Two Boys Kissing” by David Levithan.
Join the discussion
PCLS and educators from the Tacoma Art Museum will host six book discussions about “Two Boys Kissing.”
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Monday, Oct. 26
Thursday, Oct. 29
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Friday, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 17
About Art AIDS America
This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.
Learn more about Art AIDS America at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Get a free museum pass.
About the book
Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
2014 Lambda Literary Award Winner
In his follow-up to the New York Times bestselling “Every Day,” David Levithan, coauthor of bestsellers “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” and “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” crafts a novel that the Los Angeles Times calls “open, frank and ultimately optimistic.”
Based on true events — and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS — “Two Boys Kissing” follows Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity and belonging.
We’re planning an author event with David Levithan, 4-6 p.m., on Nov. 6, at the Rainbow Center/Oasis Youth Center, 2215 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402. Please join us.
Photo, right: "David levithan 2011" by Larry D. Moore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
Additional reading list
Check out these other young adult LGBTQ books and movies from our Pierce County Library catalog.
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