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Saturday, February 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Upper MG and YA: Tough Topics (6-12)

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Today’s youth face tough choices; some may even have tough lives. Grief. Trauma. Shame. These themes are things that touch every preteen and teen’s life. But they are also things that can be difficult to talk about and to write about. The authors in this panel deliberately handle tough topics with care and consideration. Join the discussion on why and how to use books in an effort to reach kids who are dealing with issues that are often kept in the dark, and that these books shine a light on.

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Nicole Maggi

Author, Sourcebooks Fire
Nicole Maggi began writing poems about unicorns and rainbows at a very early age. She detoured into acting, earned a BFA from Emerson College, and moved to NYC where she performed in lots of off-off-off-Broadway Shakespeare. After a decade of schlepping groceries on the subway... Read More →
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Melanie Sumrow

Author, Yellow Jacket/Simon and Schuster
Melanie Sumrow is an Upper Middle Grade author. Her debut novel, THE PROPHET CALLS, was a 2018 Writer’s’ League of Texas Award Finalist. Her next book, THE INSIDE BATTLE, releases March 3, 2020.

Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
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