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Saturday, October 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
YA: Truth and Consequences

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Growing up is all about making choices and dealing with the fallout, but for the protagonists in the latest novels by these three YA rockstars, the stakes are incredibly high. In A Line in the Dark, the latest novel by Morris Award and Lambda Literary Award finalist Malinda Lo, a young woman finds herself enmeshed in tangled loyalties and knotty secrets...and then the murders begin. In Printz Award and National Book Award finalist E. Lockhart’s cinematic thriller Genuine Fraud, a young woman decides to reclaim the roles available to her, no matter the personal toll her choices take. And Andre Norton and Morris Award finalist Kristin Cashore’s inventive, genre-defying standalone Jane, Unlimited is all about choices, taking its inspiration from classic Choose Your Own Adventure novels. If you choose to attend this session (and trust us, you should!), you’ll hear a lively conversation moderated by Simmons College’s Lauren Rizzuto. Sponsored by Simmons College.

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Lauren Rizzuto

Lauren Rizzuto is a writer, reviewer, and a graduate of Simmons College’s Children’s Literature MA program, where she now teaches. She also works as a bookseller at the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline and reviews books for the Horn Book Guide.

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Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore became a beloved young-adult author by introducing readers to the world of the Graceling Realm in her fantasy trilogy. In each book, Graceling (2008), Fire (2011), and Bitterblue (2012), young women—some “Graced” with extreme talent, some not—fight for power... Read More →
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Malinda Lo

From her award-winning books to her website Diversity in YA, Malinda Lo has become a strong voice for the underrepresented in young adult fiction. Her debut novel, Ash, a lesbian retelling of the Cinderella tale, was named a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens and was a finalist... Read More →
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E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart is the author of gripping and relatable fiction for young adult readers. Her 2008 book, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, was a Printz Award winner and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her 2014 novel, We Were Liars, was a New York Times bestseller... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanctuary