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March 20: Young Adult Author Carrie Mesrobian to Discuss Her Recent Novel

Author will discuss "Perfectly Good White Boy."

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-10-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Young adult author Carrie Mesrobian will visit Minnesota State University, Mankato on Friday, March 20 from 1-2 p.m. in Memorial Library’s Casual Learning Lab (ML 45) to discuss her most recently published book, “Perfectly Good White Boy.”

The “meet the author” event is free and open to the public. Live streaming will be provided by Maverick Visual Productions and Library Services.

“Perfectly Good White Boy” is a novel that delves into the world of adolescent boys. It’s about a high school boy’s senior year and the decisions he must make on his future.

During the event, Mesrobian will read a passage from her book, and then Minnesota State Mankato Assistant Professor of English Geoff Herbach will interview Mesrobian about her book as well as the writing process. Attendees will also be encouraged to ask questions of the author.

Mesrobian’s first book, titled “Sex & Violence,” garnered the author many accolades—Mesrobian was the recipient of the 2014 Minnesota Book Award for Young People’s Literature, a nominee for Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults, and a finalist for both the 2014 William C. Morris YA and Cybils Best Young Adult Fiction awards.

More information about Mesrobian and her books is available on her website,

For more information about the event, contact Lisa Baures, reference/instruction librarian, by phone at 507-389-2255 or by email at

The event is sponsored by Library Services at Minnesota State Mankato and the Department of English, which is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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