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Events // YA

September 17, 2017
10:00 am

Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians

The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians to a special morning event featuring Meg Medina, the author of YA novels Burn Baby Burn; Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which received the Pura Belpré Author Award; and The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, as well as the picture books Mango, Abuela, and Me and Tía Isa Wants a Car, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Greetings by Deborah Schwartz, President, Brooklyn Historical Society. Introduced by Lisa Rosenblum, Chief Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library.

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09/17/2017 10:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians - Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians to a special morning event featuring Meg Medina, the author of YA novels Burn Baby Burn; Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which received the Pura Belpré Author Award; and The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, as well as the picture books Mango, Abuela, and Me and Tía Isa Wants a Car, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Greetings by Deborah Schwartz, President, Brooklyn Historical Society. Introduced by Lisa Rosenblum, Chief Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library.

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September 17, 2017
4:00 pm

Tough Girls/Boys: When the Going Gets Tough

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (The Impossible Knife of Memory), David Barclay Moore (The Stars Beneath Our Feet), and Jennifer Mathieu (Moxie) prove that tough stuff can only make us stronger, from overcoming personal trauma to igniting a feminist movement in high school. Moderated by Abby Sher (All the Ways the World Can End).

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09/17/2017 4:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Tough Girls/Boys: When the Going Gets Tough - Brooklyn Book Festival

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (The Impossible Knife of Memory), David Barclay Moore (The Stars Beneath Our Feet), and Jennifer Mathieu (Moxie) prove that tough stuff can only make us stronger, from overcoming personal trauma to igniting a feminist movement in high school. Moderated by Abby Sher (All the Ways the World Can End).

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 17, 2017
3:00 pm

Dark Magic

Do tales of faeries and witches and beasts make your pulse race? Join master storytellers Holly Black (The Darkest Part of the Forest), debut author Rhoda Belleza (Empress of a Thousand Skies), Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch), and Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night) in a conversation about magic and mayhem in their richly imagined fantasy novels. Moderated by Stephanie Anderson.

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09/17/2017 3:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Dark Magic - Brooklyn Book Festival

Do tales of faeries and witches and beasts make your pulse race? Join master storytellers Holly Black (The Darkest Part of the Forest), debut author Rhoda Belleza (Empress of a Thousand Skies), Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch), and Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night) in a conversation about magic and mayhem in their richly imagined fantasy novels. Moderated by Stephanie Anderson.

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September 17, 2017
2:00 pm

Secrets and Lies

New York Times bestselling author E. Lockhart (Genuine Fraud), horror queen Danielle Vega (The Merciless III), and critically acclaimed debut Tiffany D. Jackson (Allegedly) blur the lines of good and evil in this conversation about characters who bend the truth, especially when the story involves murder, blunt objects, and memories that can’t be trusted. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga (Bang).

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09/17/2017 2:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Secrets and Lies - Brooklyn Book Festival

New York Times bestselling author E. Lockhart (Genuine Fraud), horror queen Danielle Vega (The Merciless III), and critically acclaimed debut Tiffany D. Jackson (Allegedly) blur the lines of good and evil in this conversation about characters who bend the truth, especially when the story involves murder, blunt objects, and memories that can’t be trusted. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga (Bang).

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 17, 2017
1:00 pm

Head Over Heels

Love is in the air when NYT bestselling superstar Sarah Dessen (Once and for All) and newcomers Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez) and Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) sit down to talk romance, relationships, and the riskiness of opening your heart. Moderated by bestselling author Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End).

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09/17/2017 1:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Head Over Heels - Brooklyn Book Festival

Love is in the air when NYT bestselling superstar Sarah Dessen (Once and for All) and newcomers Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez) and Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) sit down to talk romance, relationships, and the riskiness of opening your heart. Moderated by bestselling author Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End).

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 17, 2017
12:00 pm

Telling Her Own Story

Girls are center stage on this panel with Tracey Baptiste  (Rise of the Jumbies), Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn), and Renée Watson (Piecing Me Together) as they discuss how their writing explores the complexities of girlhood and why it’s important for them to create bold, brave girls. Moderated by Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things).

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09/17/2017 12:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Telling Her Own Story - Brooklyn Book Festival

Girls are center stage on this panel with Tracey Baptiste  (Rise of the Jumbies), Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn), and Renée Watson (Piecing Me Together) as they discuss how their writing explores the complexities of girlhood and why it’s important for them to create bold, brave girls. Moderated by Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things).

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 17, 2017
11:00 am

Fitting in & Standing Out

#1 New York Times and international bestselling author of 13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher (What Light) and bestselling author Veronica Chambers (The Go-Between) sit down with Pushcart-nominated debut author Ibi Zoboi (American Street) to discuss what it means to find yourself beyond the stereotype of how others see you. Moderated by award-winning author  Mitali Perkins (You Bring the Distant Near).

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09/17/2017 11:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York Fitting in & Standing Out - Brooklyn Book Festival

#1 New York Times and international bestselling author of 13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher (What Light) and bestselling author Veronica Chambers (The Go-Between) sit down with Pushcart-nominated debut author Ibi Zoboi (American Street) to discuss what it means to find yourself beyond the stereotype of how others see you. Moderated by award-winning author  Mitali Perkins (You Bring the Distant Near).

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 17, 2017
11:00 am

An Afternoon with the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation

Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation, celebrates the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature in America. In anticipation of the 2017 Awards (winners will be announced in NYC on November 15), NBF invited four authors previously recognized by the Awards to share their work: Laurie Halse Anderson (Ashes), Ibram X. Kendi (Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America), Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs), and Monica Youn (Blackacre). Moderated by Lisa Lucas, executive director, National Book Foundation.

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09/17/2017 11:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York An Afternoon with the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation - Brooklyn Book Festival

Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation, celebrates the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature in America. In anticipation of the 2017 Awards (winners will be announced in NYC on November 15), NBF invited four authors previously recognized by the Awards to share their work: Laurie Halse Anderson (Ashes), Ibram X. Kendi (Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America), Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs), and Monica Youn (Blackacre). Moderated by Lisa Lucas, executive director, National Book Foundation.

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