top of page

Featured Event, 10/1 at 6 p.m.
Book Signing at 7 p.m.
Main Stage, Soldier's Grove


Alan tested positive for COVID a few days ​ago, so he will not be able to be with us. Joslyn will discuss the ban of Two Degrees at her school, her work to fight book bans, and more with Kevin Mahoney, of Raging Chicken Press.
We wish Alan a full and speedy recovery!


Alan and Joslyn.jpg
Two Degrees Author Discusses Book Ban and More with Teen Banned Book Club Founder

Alan Gratz

Interview with

Joslyn Diffenbaugh

Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels and graphic novels for young readers, including Two Degrees, Captain America: The Ghost Army, Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Prisoner B-3087, and Ban This Book. A Knoxville, Tennessee native, Alan is now a full-time writer living in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Learn more about him online at

Joslyn Diffenbaugh was in 8th grade when she started the Teen Banned Book Club in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The group meets at the local independent bookseller, Firefly Bookstore, to discuss the banned titles they read. She'd already formed the club when the Kutztown Area School District scrubbed its One Book, One School program because the book selected had been Two Degrees, a climate-themed book. Her efforts have been received national recognition.

At 6 p.m. on October 1, Diffenbaugh will interview Gratz at the Pennsylvania Climate Convergence's Main Stage at Soldier's Grove, behind the Capitol Building. Gratz will sign copies of Two Degrees that will be available free of charge and other of his titles that will be available for purchase.

bottom of page