Cultivating Allyship in School Culture

Join us for Cultivating Allyship in School Culture and Beyond with Author Lisa Bunker and Mara Iverson, Director of Education at Outright Vermont.

Lisa will read from her latest book for middle grades, Zenobia July, and together she and Mara will discuss how educators (and everyone else) can support students in and out of classrooms to create a strong web of connection for our LGBTQ kids. Book signing to follow. Lisa is also the author of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher nominee book Felix Yz.
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About the Author
Lisa Bunker works full time as a writer. Her first novel, Felix Yz, about a boy fused with an alien, was published by Viking in June 2017. Her second novel, Zenobia July, about a trans girl getting to live as a girl for the first time in a new family and school, came out, also from Viking, in Spring 2019. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with her wife, Dawn Huebner, a child psychologist and author in her own right. Between them they have three grown children. In 2018 Lisa was elected to serve her town in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Her author website is at, and you can find her on Twitter @LisaBunker.

About Outright Vermont
Outright Vermont is a 501(c)(3) non-profit under federal and state regulations. Since 1989, they have provided support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont for over 20 years. The Mission of Outright Vermont is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 13-22. Learn more at

About Mara Iverson
I am so excited to start work at Outright Vermont because I get giddy when I am able to help people understand new things about how to live in better community with the people around them. I especially love seeing youth build that community together. I’m coming from 15 years of volunteer LGBTQ+ advocacy and 5 years of volunteer racial justice advocacy at universities around the country. I’m thrilled to finally be working on my passion as a full-time job. I wake up every day wanting to be one of the many droplets of water that over generations wears away the stone of injustice. Let’s power wash inequity and live in a more awesome world together!


Event date: 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:00am

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
Zenobia July Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451479402
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019


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