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Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)

September 16, 2017
11:00 am

Unforgettable Characters

New York Times bestselling authors Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) and Booki Vivat (Frazzled #2) and debut novelist Celia C. Pérez (The First Rule of Punk) talk about what makes their middle school characters unflinchingly funny, achingly honest, and incredibly memorable. Moderated by Marcie Colleen, author of The Super Happy Party Bears series.
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09/16/2017 11:00 am 09/16/2017 America/New_York Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons) - Brooklyn Book Festival New York Times bestselling authors Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) and Booki Vivat (Frazzled #2) and debut novelist Celia C. Pérez (The First Rule of Punk) talk about what makes their middle school characters unflinchingly funny, achingly honest, and incredibly memorable. Moderated by Marcie Colleen, author of The Super Happy Party Bears series. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 16, 2017
12:00 pm

Reading Without Walls

Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders), the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, joins a star-studded lineup--National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Newbery Honor author Rita Williams Garcia (Clayton Byrd Goes Underground), and We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh (Flying Lessons)--in a discussion about opening readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences.
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09/16/2017 12:00 pm 09/16/2017 America/New_York Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons) - Brooklyn Book Festival Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders), the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, joins a star-studded lineup--National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Newbery Honor author Rita Williams Garcia (Clayton Byrd Goes Underground), and We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh (Flying Lessons)--in a discussion about opening readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 16, 2017
1:00 pm

Adventure Awaits

On a panel where imagination and illustration collide, five worlds are on the brink of destruction. A school is beset by zombies and pirates. And a hopeful teen races for control of a vast space empire. Guided by moderator Gregg Schigiel (PIX: Too Super for School), authors Mark Siegel (5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior), Marcus Emerson (Recess Warriors and Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja), and Amy Chu (Ana and the Cosmic Race) reveal the secrets to writing and illustrating stories in which heroes rise, villains fall, and destinies are fulfilled.
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09/16/2017 1:00 pm 09/16/2017 America/New_York Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons) - Brooklyn Book Festival On a panel where imagination and illustration collide, five worlds are on the brink of destruction. A school is beset by zombies and pirates. And a hopeful teen races for control of a vast space empire. Guided by moderator Gregg Schigiel (PIX: Too Super for School), authors Mark Siegel (5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior), Marcus Emerson (Recess Warriors and Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja), and Amy Chu (Ana and the Cosmic Race) reveal the secrets to writing and illustrating stories in which heroes rise, villains fall, and destinies are fulfilled. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 16, 2017
2:00 pm

New Worlds and Old Foes

New York Times Bestselling author Alexandra Bracken (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding) and Newbery Honor winner Grace Lin (When the Sea Turned to Silver) are joined by debut author Karuna Riazi (The Gauntlet) to talk legendary quests, furious fiends, and dangerous magic, moderated by editor and author of the upcoming The Adventurers Guild, Nick Eliopulos.
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09/16/2017 2:00 pm 09/16/2017 America/New_York Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons) - Brooklyn Book Festival New York Times Bestselling author Alexandra Bracken (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding) and Newbery Honor winner Grace Lin (When the Sea Turned to Silver) are joined by debut author Karuna Riazi (The Gauntlet) to talk legendary quests, furious fiends, and dangerous magic, moderated by editor and author of the upcoming The Adventurers Guild, Nick Eliopulos. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 16, 2017
3:00 pm

Growing Pains

Newbery Honor-winning author Victoria Jamieson (All’s Faire in Middle School) and NYT bestseller Sharon Draper (Stella by Starlight) join debut novelist Holly McGhee (Matylda, Bright and Tender) to discuss the hurdles and humiliations of growing up, and the bravery it takes to survive. Moderated by National Book Award finalist and author of The Great Treehouse War, Lisa Graff.
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09/16/2017 3:00 pm 09/16/2017 America/New_York Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons) - Brooklyn Book Festival Newbery Honor-winning author Victoria Jamieson (All’s Faire in Middle School) and NYT bestseller Sharon Draper (Stella by Starlight) join debut novelist Holly McGhee (Matylda, Bright and Tender) to discuss the hurdles and humiliations of growing up, and the bravery it takes to survive. Moderated by National Book Award finalist and author of The Great Treehouse War, Lisa Graff. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386
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