Teen Thursday! (9/8/16)

Copy of TEEN BANNER UPDATE (2)It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!

We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news!

Wow, y’all. This week, fall YA events at BookPeople kicked off with two amazing events: Ransom Riggs & Tahereh Mafi joined us on Tuesday for Tales of the Peculiar and Furthermore, and Sarah J. Maas joined us on Wednesday for Empire of StormsWhat a whirlwind! We saw a bunch of people come to both events–thank you all so much! It was a blast.

Signed copies of Tales of the Peculiar and Furthermore are available online at bookpeople.com.

Upcoming Events at BookPeople

Image result for it looks like this cover rafi mittlefehldtRafi Mittlefehldt
signing It Looks Like This
Sunday, September 18th at 3PM

Join us this afternoon in welcoming Rafi Mittlefehldt for his debut YA novel, It Looks Like This! Mike is learning how to navigate the pressures of his father, his small town evangelical church, and his own self when he meets Sean. They soon become inseparable, but there are always watchful eyes to look out for. Come out to celebrate this heartfelt, lyrical novel. Austin’s Out Youth will be in attendance with more information about LGBTQIA activism in Austin.

Event information is here. Can’t make it? BookPeople ships worldwide.

Image result for invisible fault linesKristen-Paige Madonia
signing Invisible Fault Lines
Wednesday, September 28th at 7PM

Join us tonight for an incredible YA event! Kristen-Paige Madonia, author of Invisible Fault Lines, is here in conversation with Writer’s Barn owner and local author Bethany Hegedus to discuss her wonderful novel. Callie is faced with the realities of her father’s disappearance, and must learn how to move on. But she finds more mysteries than she expected along the way. Set in San Francisco, this lyrical novel can’t be missed. 

Event information is here. Can’t make it? BookPeople ships worldwide.

TTBF Announces MINDY KALING!

Mindy Kaling, creator and star of the critically acclaimed series “The Mindy Project,” will join this year’s stellar lineup of authors at the 2016 Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday, October 1 at St. Edwards University. Kaling will discuss both of her comedic memoirs with Sarah Pitre of Alamo Drafthouse and Forever YA Book Club.

Admission to Kaling’s discussion is free and on a first-come and first-served basis.
It will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Edward’s University Recreation and Convocation Center (RCC).

Framed around a question central to the teen experience, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), will be available for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. at the St. Edward’s Alumni Gym along with copies of the new paperback edition of her follow-up bestseller Why Not Me?

More information is here at texasteenbookfestival.org. See you there!

News from The Bookosphere!

Two from Bookish today:

Image result for the sun is also a starFall 2016’s Unputdownable Contemporary Young Adult Books

Young adult readers are truly in for a treat this season. In fact, you might just think Christmas has come a few months early when you get a look at these books. The season kicks off strong with thought-provoking novels about gender nonconformity and rape culture. Come October, fan favorites Nicola Yoon and Jennifer Niven both have new titles coming out. Plus, we’ve got two novels that have just a dash of magical realism for readers who want a bit of fantasy in a fully realistic world, and there’s also a contemporary transgender fairy tale retelling! We hope you made room on your TBR shelf this summer—you’re going to need it.

Image result for crooked kingdomFall 2016’s Must-Read Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

If this season were any more packed with must-read books, we’d need a time turner just to find enough hours to read them all. Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo are returning with new installments in their fantasy series, and Marissa Meyer is delivering a fairy tale retelling that we can’t wait to get our hands on. Add in two Shakespeare reimaginings and a visit to France that is both historical and futuristic, and we’re just about bursting with anticipation. The days are getting shorter, so we’d better get started if we want to be finished before Thanksgiving dinner gets cold.

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