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Sunday, April 14 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Connections and Consequences: Young Adult Fiction - Conversation 2071 - REQUIRES TICKET

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Teenage years can be the toughest part of life, and these writers don't flinch from the messy edges of it in their coming-of-age works. Lizzy Mason, Matt Mendez and Emily X.R. Pan's books tackle real-life growing pains such as racial discrimination, grief  and addiction. 

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Sharon Levin

Sharon Levin has been reviewing children's literature for 20 years. She founded and runs the Bay Area Children's Literature List. Her biggest passion (outside of her family) is getting books into the hands of children and teens.

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Lizzy Mason

Lizzy Mason grew up in northern Virginia before moving to New York City for college and a career in publishing. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband and cat in an apartment full of books. "The Art of Losing" is her first novel.
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Matt Mendez

Like his characters, Matt Mendez grew up in central El Paso, Texas. He received an MFA from the University of Arizona and is the author of the short story collection "Twitching Heart." He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tucson, Arizona. "Barely Missing Everything" is his... Read More →
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Emily X.R. Pan

Emily X.R. Pan is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Astonishing Color of After," which received the APALA Honor Award, the Walter Honor Award, and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. NBC News called the novel "moving and poetic" and the Wall Street Journal named it as one of the top twelve books of the season. Emily currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. She has been awarded residencies at Djerassi (2017) and Caldera... Read More →

Sunday April 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4