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Saturday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Young Adult Fiction: The Secret of Me

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Join Robin Benway, Dana L. Davis, Kelly Loy Gilbert and Jennifer Gilmore for a conversation about their most recent young adult novels. The writers discuss their characters' complicated relationship with absent or enigmatic parents, and how exploring those familial relationships leads to a greater understanding of themselves.

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Jonathan Hunt

Hunt is the Lead Coordinator of Library Media Services at the San Diego County Office of Education. A principalreviewer for the Horn Book Magazine, he has judged many literary prizes such as the Newbery Medal, theCaldecott Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and the Los Angeles... Read More →

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Robin Benway

Robin Benway is a National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of six novels for young adults, including "Far From the Tree," "Audrey, Wait!," the "AKA" series, and "Emmy & Oliver." Her books have received numerous awards and recognition, including the PEN America... Read More →
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Dana L. Davis

Dana L. Davis is a writer of novels for teens, most recently the critically acclaimed "Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now." She's also a Hollywood actress with previous series regular roles as Carmen Phillips on TNT's "Franklin and Bash" and modern day mimic Monica Dawson on NBC's cult series... Read More →
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Kelly Loy Gilbert

Kelly Loy Gilbert believes deeply in the power of stories to illuminate a shared humanity and give voice to complex, broken people. She is the author of "Conviction," a William C. Morris Award finalist, and lives in the SF Bay Area. Her newest book is "Picture Us in the Light."
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Jennifer Gilmore

Jennifer Gilmore's second novel for teens, "If Only," was published by Harper Teen in July 2018. She is also the author the YA novel, "We Were Never Here," and the adult novels "The Mothers" (which is currently being adapted for film), "Something Red," and "Golden Country" (a New... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
YA Stage Presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9

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