Amber McBride - Me (Moth) with DC Public Library at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Upcoming Event
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 1:00pm

Please review library guidelines for masking requirements.

This event is in-person in the MLK auditorium at Martin Luther King, Jr. Central Library.

Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with DC Public Library, the DC Public Library Foundation, and Pepco for an inspirational program for teens with Amber McBride who will discuss her novel in verse (Me)Moth

This program is presented in conjunction with D.C. Public Library’s Know Your Power contest, sponsored by Pepco. Teens were invited to submit an original work of writing, photography, illustration, or music that expresses their feelings on a social issue that matters to them. The Know Your Power contest winners will be announced directly following the event. Click here to learn more about the Know Your Power Showcase schedule of events.

Audience members present at the MLK auditorium for this event will receive a free copy of Me (Moth), while supplies last. These books are generously donated by the District of Columbia Public Library Foundation.

About The Book:

Amber McBride’s debut novel in verse Me (Moth), invites readers on a surreal journey of self-discovery. Moth experiences survivor syndrome after losing her entire family in an accident. She is lonely and aching until she meets Sani, a boy sifting through his ancestral roots in search of healing. They join forces for a cross-country trip that finds them hunting ghosts, confessing secrets and falling in love. They release their pain as they write their ‘summer song’. Moth and Sani’s stories are told in exquisite verse that is worth a slow, lingering read. Me (Moth) is affecting and thought-provoking, ultimately culminating with a surprising twist.

Amber McBride is a professor of English at the University of Virginia. She received her BA in English from James Madison University in 2010 and acquired her MFA in Poetry from Emerson College in 2012. Amber has taught English Composition, English Literature, and Poetry Composition at James Madison University, Strayer University, and Northern Virginia Community College. 


901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Child & Teen
Me (Moth) By Amber McBride Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250780362
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021