Three new Young Adult hardbacks hit the shelves today: A retelling of Aladdin from the genie’s point of view, a realistic fiction about PTSD and survival, and the story of an accidental kidnapping of a member of a boy band.
Book festivals are the very best for readers who love panel discussions, book sales, book signings, and the chance to chat face-to-face with authors the admire. Book festivals also provide young readers with the opportunity to connect with other readers while looking out for their next favorite book. Texas Teen Book Festival is set for October 1, 2016, but that’s…
Make plans now to attend YAK Fest, the Fifth Annual Young Adult Book Festival at Keller High School.
Hear from 29 amazing YA authors such as Julie Murphy (keynote speaker), Michael Buckley, Jessica Brody, Lauren Oliver, Robison Wells, Kimberly Derting, Lindsay Cummings, Victoria Scott, Alex London, and many more! There will also be workshop rooms devoted to writing stories, writing poetry, storytelling, and anime illustration. Check out the YAK Fest website to see a list of all the authors and the schedule for the day.
YAK Fest is FREE and open to all middle and high school students and adults that love to read YA literature. Remember to bring money to purchase books, food, drinks, and t-shirts. Food trucks will be on site to sell BBQ, pizza, and sandwiches. More food and drinks will be available for purchase inside the school so plan to eat your morning snack, lunch, and dessert at YAK Fest.
Visit our website for more details about the event, including a complete list of authors, the schedule, and pictures from previous YAK Fests.
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If you would like an extra-credit assignment to share with teachers or students or a YAK Fest 2016 poster to print at your school to help advertise YAK Fest, please e-mail Janet Adams.
Hope to see YOU at YAK Fest 2016
Out of Darkness, written by Ashley Hope Pérez, received the 2016 Michael L. Printz Honor, which awards books that exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature. Using the facts of the New London, Texas, school explosion, as the backdrop for her novel, Pérez explores the topics of segregation, family, love, and the forces that destroy people’s lives. The New London school…