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Coming of Age in YA Fiction

Novelists Mahogany Browne (Chlorine Sky), Robin Farmer (Malcolm and Me), and Ed Lin (David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College) discuss their coming-of-age YA novels that grapple with race, social justice, family, friendship, and romance.

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March 20, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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Girls in the World: Middle-Grade Fiction

Middle-grade novelists Elizabeth Bunce (Premeditated Myrtle), Hena Khan (Amina’s Song), and Angie Smibert (The Truce) discuss their new stories of girls finding their voices and using their wits to solve mysteries, overcome challenges, and bring people together.

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March 21, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM | VIRTUAL
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Little Dreamers with Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers) reads from and discusses her work as well as how she became an author-illustrator. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.

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March 23, 2021 | 12PM – 12:30PM | VIRTUAL
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BIPOC Voices in Speculative Fiction

Catherine Hernandez (Crosshairs) and Jordan Ifueko (Raybearer) discuss their works of speculative fiction for YA and adult audiences, as well as their experiences as women of color writing BIPOC characters in science fiction and fantasy.

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March 21, 2021 | 4PM – 4:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Before the Ever After with Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson discusses her new book for young readers, Before the Ever After, a stirring novel-in-verse exploring the cost of professional sports on Black bodies and the ways a family moves forward when their glory days have passed. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.

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March 16, 2021 | 2PM – 2:30PM | VIRTUAL
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