From a Sundance Books and Music news release
Sundance Books and Music will host a conversation and book signing with Bridget Park, a local 17-year-old whose new memoir, Growing Young, was inspired by the tragic loss of her brother when she was 12. The event will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at 121 California Ave., Reno.
Bridget Park is a junior in high school. Inspired by the tragic loss of her brother, she wrote her debut memoir, Growing Young: A Memoir of Grief, at age 15. She hopes that the only grief support book written by a teenager will encourage others to find healthy ways of grieving.
She recounts stumbling upon the body of her 14-year-old brother while they were home alone. His suicide shattered her world and forced her to face issues she had never before considered. Follow the author through the grieving process as she attempts to cope with the loss of a loved one.
Bridget Park currently resides in Nevada and plans on continuing her writing. She aspires to share her story through speaking engagements.
This program is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with the support of the Nightingale Family Foundation.