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Sunday, April 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Young Adult Fiction: Writing The Real World - Conversation 2101 - REQUIRES TICKET

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The characters in these panelists' YA novels  approach serious struggles with extraordinary resilience. Join Elizabeth Acevedo, Meg Medina and Ibi Zoboi for a conversation about crafting teen characters we can all look up to.

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Claudette S. McLinn

McLinn is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL). She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Dorothy McKenzie Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Children's Literature sponsored by the... Read More →

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Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times best selling author of the award-winning novel, "The Poet X." She is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and of the Boston-Globe Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children's Fiction of 2018. She holds a BA in... Read More →
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Meg Medina

Meg Medina is a Newbery and Pura Belpré award-winning author of picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. She is the author of "Merci Suárez Changes Gears," which won the 2019 John Newbery medal and the 2018 Charlotte Huck honor. Her other books include "Burn Baby Burn," "Yaqui... Read More →
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Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut novel, "American Street," was a finalist for the National... Read More →

Sunday April 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5