Join us as we celebrate the release of Yearbook, the debut YA novel by Jesse Edward Johnson, featuring wise-cracking underachiever Lester Smith, class of '97, as he muddles through his senior year. It's 1996, senior year of high school has just begun, and Lester is at a total loss. Instead of studying and making plans for life after graduation,he wanders the back roads of his small town on the Puget Sound. When Lester runs afoul of the school's insufferable interim principal, he comes up with a plan to create an "underground yearbook."
To add to the fun, bring a copy of you (or your parent's) yearbook or class photo to impress and/or horrify others.
Jesse Edward Johnson is a writer and artist based in the Pacific Northwest. He has a Ph.D. in English from UCLA, where he taught literature for five years. He has taught at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and at San Quentin Prison.Yearbook is his first novel.