YA books


Meet Maggie Thrash, YA Author of ‘Honor Girl’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Maggie Thrash is the author of the critically-acclaimed graphic memoirs “Honor Girl” (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee) and “Lost Soul, Be At Peace”. Their fiction works include the noir-ish mysteries “Strange Truth” and “Strange Lies,” which are set at an oppressive Southern prep school. On their podcast Creep […]


Meet Candice Iloh, YA Author of ‘Everybody Lookin’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Would you like to have a virtual class visit from a debut Young Adult author? This is your chance! Join us for a conversation with Candice Iloh, a first generation Nigerian-American author and dancer based in Philadelphia, PA. She is a writer, teaching artist, and youth educator. She has performed […]


⭐ YA Authors: Ta-Nehisi Coates ‘The Beautiful Struggle’ With Nic Stone ‘Dear Justyce’ (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Join Ta-Nehisi Coates and Nic Stone as they discuss the powerful young adult edition of Coates’ The Beautiful Struggle. A candid coming-of-age memoir, this adaptation explores one boy’s journey to manhood and his relationship with his larger-than-life father. Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980s in Baltimore, known then as the murder capital of the […]


Meet Kwame Alexander, Children’s and YA Author (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join award-winning children’s and young adult author Kwame Alexander as he discusses his books during a Q&A conversation with Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Share your questions before the event: https://forms.gle/8LRM22V4a7gYKNLX7 About Kwame Alexander: Kwame Alexander is the Innovator-in-Residence at the American […]


⭐ Meet Leah Johnson, Author of YA Book ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ (Boston Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Join us for a Zoom author talk with debut author Leah Johnson, whose YA novel You Should See Me in A Crown is the first young adult book picked for Reese Witherspoon’s book club! You Should See Me in a Crown follows Liz, one of the only Black kids at her school, […]


Speak On It: Meet Samantha Mabry, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award winning author Samantha Mabry to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Samantha is the author of Tigers, Not Daughters, All the Wind in the World and A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and authors virtually to […]


Meet Nic Stone, Author of YA Book ‘Dear Martin’ (Boston Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Description Please join us to meet, listen, and learn from author of award winning teen books like “Dear Martin” and the highly anticipated sequel “Dear Justyce”, Nic Stone. This event will be for teens only on Zoom. Please register and you will receive a Zoom link on the day […]


Speak On It: An Na, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award winning author An Na to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Na is the author of The Place Between Breaths, Wait for Me, The Fold and A Step From Heaven. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and authors virtually to have a […]