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Saturday, October 13 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
YA: Space!

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These three talented authors have set their sights on the stars in more ways than one. Sasha Aslberg and her coauthor Lindsay Cummings launched their Androma Saga with Zenith, an action-packed space opera about a crew of female space pirates. In what was called a “provocative jaunt” in Publishers Weekly’s starred review, Printz honoree Andrew Smith combines satire and absurdism in Rabbit & Robot, about a group of teenage boys who escape (sort of) from an Earth that’s been ravaged by war and technology. And, in her first book following her Eisner Award-winning memoir Spinning, graphic novelist Tillie Walden compiles her webcomic On a Sunbeam, which The Verge has called “a must-read comic about boarding schools in space.” Things on Earth are pretty weird right now, so maybe we can find some answers among the celestial spheres. Guiding our craft, er, discussion is Amy Pattee of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College.

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Amy Pattee

Amy Pattee is an associate professor in Simmons College's School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches children's and young adult literature. After completing her master's in library science at Rutgers University, Amy Pattee worked as a children's librarian at public... Read More →

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Sasha Alsberg

Sasha Alsberg is a best-selling young adult novelist and popular Booktuber. She has been vlogging about books on her YouTube channel, Abookutopia, since 2013.  She published a short story in the YA short story collection Because You Love to Hate Me in 2017. Alsberg wrote the first... Read More →
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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is an award-winning author of wonderfully weird books for young adults. His 2014 book, Grasshopper Jungle, was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, earned a 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Winger... Read More →
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Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden is still at the very beginning of her career as a comics artist and writer, but that hasn’t kept her back from tremendous achievement. Walden’s graphic memoir, Spinning (2017), published when she was just twenty-one, won an Eisner Award, was named a  New York City... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
BPL Teen Central 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA