My America: Shay Bravo
Shay Bravo presents her first novel, Historically Inaccurate, a heartfelt story about finding yourself that was the winner of the 2019 Watty Award. This program takes place October 22 at 11:30 am Central and will be hosted live via Zoom, register for the program here.
Presented in conjunction with the AWM’s special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, this program is part of the Jeanne M. & John W. Rowe program series, a series of conversations with leading contemporary writers about their latest work and their thoughts on themes of identity, home, belonging and the meaning of what it is to be American.
More about Historically Inaccurate:
Winner of the top prize for the 2019 Watty Awards, Historically Inaccurate follows the story of Soledad “Sol” Gutierrez, as she attempts to keep her life together after her mother’s deportation. Even with her schoolwork, a part-time job, and the pressure of her family being broken apart, Sol joins The History Club, and soon finds herself embroiled in a number of adventures that ultimately change the course of her life forever.
Praise for Historically Inaccurate:
“At turns laugh-out-loud funny, sweetly romantic, and deeply moving, Historically Inaccurate is a delight, and Shay Bravo is an exciting new voice to watch.”
―Katie Henry, author of Heretics Anonymous and Let’s Call It A Doomsday
“A distinctive and enlightening read.”
SHAY BRAVO is a Mexican born author who has now lived half of her life in the USA. She began sharing her work online through Wattpad when she was fifteen years old and has connected with over 114,000 followers. Historically Inaccurate won the 2019 Watty Awards and it’s her first novel.