As a teacher and journalist, there’s nothing that I love more than reading and talking about books. As you all know, I am the leader of the Young Adult Book Lovers book club in Hollywood, Florida and adore moderating special events at one of my favorite places, Books & Books in Miami. And, this November 12-19, one of my favorite book events is coming to South Florida, and I am happy to say I will be moderating some amazing young adult book panels and I am hoping to see you all there!
The Miami Book Fair is a magical place, with an amazing street fair and author appearances. This year, their roster is amazing, with young adult authors like Maggie Thrash and Kiersten White gracing the stage for amazing chats with their audience and presentations.
Below is a list of the events I am moderating at the fair. It’s sure to be an exciting weekend!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fantastical Dystopias and Epic Battles: Action-Packed YA Fantasy 2 p.m. / MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, First Floor)
In the thrilling sequels to these popular fantasy series, the heroes are put to their ultimate tests and the stakes have never been higher. Lose yourself in the fantastical dystopias and epic fantasy stories of Mercedes Lackey’s Apex, Michael Buckley’s Heart of the Storm, and Anna Banks’ Ally.
Mystery, Murder and Deception: Page-Turning Suspense Thrillers 4 p.m. / MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, First Floor)
What happens when everything you think you know and see are just illusions, crafted by deceptive and twisted minds? Find out in Julie Shepard’s Rosie Girl, Maggie Thrash’s Strange Lies. and Lynn Weingarten’s Bad Girls With Perfect Faces.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Beast Within: Dark Fantasy Stories 12:30 p.m. / MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, First Floor)
These stories of fiercely savage and powerful ladies explore the darkness within and the good without. These riveting tales will have your heart pounding in Kiersten White’s Now I Rise, S.J. Kincaid’s The Empress and Emmy Laybourne’s Berserker.
Ages 14+ Restless Souls: Identity and New Beginnings 1:30 p.m. / MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, First Floor)
Feeling out of place is a universal experience, and these graphic novels show that the journey to find your own voice is never over, but always worth it, in Tillie Walden’s Spinning, Cecil Castelluci’s Soupy Leaves Home and Ramón K. Pérez’s Jane.
TICKETS FOR THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR ARE AVAILABLE NOW AND YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM AND OTHER FAIR EVENTS HERE. TWEET AT ME AT @AURORAMIAMI AND AT US AT @DIRTYANDTHIRTY. SEE YOU THERE!