13. Becky Albertalli and Scott Leadingham

In this unique episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, NWPB’s Scott Leadingham interviews author Becky Albertalli. The two talk about identity, representation of LGBTQIA+ books in grade school libraries, and how people come out and present themselves to the world. Becky is most famous for the Simonverse, a series of young adult fiction novels. Her first book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, was adapted into the 2018 film Love, Simon.  The second season of the spinoff Hulu series Love, Victor comes out in June.