at the Lanpher Memorial Library, Rick Prashaw, author of Soar, Adam, Soar.
“Coming out. Coming in. Coming home.”
Adam Prashaw’s life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as “Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw” before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion, and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life short, he left a legacy of changed lives and a trove of social media posts documenting his life, relationships, transition, and struggles with epilepsy, all with remarkable transparency and directness.
Honoring a decision Adam made at 16, four of his organs are donated to save other lives. In a remarkable twist, the brave young man’s great heart was given to another man and another great heart, John Dickhout, who made himself known to Adam’s family and became one of many of the living proofs of Adam’s continued presence as a teacher, a guide, and an inspiration.
Soar, Adam, Soar received a starred review in the February 2019 edition of Library Journal, and CBC Spring 2019 Non-Fiction List #3 in Booklist.
Representatives from Outright Vermont will also be at the event on Wednesday, June 5th. http://www.outrightvt.org/
The Lanpher Library has a copy of the book for our patrons to borrow, or for purchase at the Library for $20 each. Cp[oes will also be available to buy on June 5th and Rick will sign them too.
Please check out Rick Prashaw's website to learn more: www.rickprashaw.com/
This program is sponsored by the Lanpher Memorial Library and the Friends of the Lanpher Memorial Library.