Appearing in Tent #3 | 11:00 am
About the author
Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Brooklyn-based cartoonist and editor whose comics include No Ivy League, a graphic novel about growing up homeschooled and a teen ivy removal crew, Sugar Town, and If This Be Sin. Newlevant has edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini and Comics for Choice. Their comics explore vulnerability, gender, romance, and queer history. Their work has been recognized with the Ignatz Award, the Eisner Award, and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.
MFOB featured book: No Ivy League
When 17-year-old Hazel takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in Portland, Oregon, the only plan is to earn some extra cash to put toward concert tickets. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds that working side by side with at-risk teens leaves no room for comforting illusions of equality and understanding. No Ivy League is an uncomfortable and compelling memoir—an important story of a teen’s awakening to the racial insularity of the upper class, the power of white privilege, and the hidden history of segregation in Portland.