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Sunday, April 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Middle Grade Fiction: Grown Up Challenges

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Grown-up problems can reach you at any age, and authors Marie Cruz, Meg Medina, Lisa Ramee and Karyn Parsons aren't afraid to have their young characters face major issues such as  grief, racism and poverty.

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Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert is the critically acclaimed author of the novels "Pointe," "Finding Yvonne," and Stonewall Award winner "Little & Lion." Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, she now lives and writes in Los Angeles.

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Marie Cruz

Marie Miranda Cruz is a writer and scientist. She grew up in the Philippines and her work reflects her multicultural roots, both in the country of her birth and in her adopted California. "Everlasting Nora" is her debut novel.
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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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Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons is best known for her role as Will Smith's ditsy cousin Hilary Banks on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." After leaving acting behind, Karyn has gone on to found and produce "Sweet Blackberry," an award-winning series of children's animated films, to share stories... Read More →
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Lisa Ramee

Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles, and she now lives in the Bay Area of California, with her husband, two kids, and two obnoxious cats. "A Good Kind of Trouble" is her first novel.

Sunday April 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
YA Stage Presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9