6 YA Author Panel: Carolyn Mackler - The Universe is Expanding and So Am I; Sarah Crossan - Moonrise; Brandy Colbert - Little & Lion; Emily XR Pan - The Astonishing Color of After; Jay Coles - Tyler Johnson Was Here; Monica Hesse - Girl in the Blue Coat

Join us for a super fun panel of six Young Adult book authors discussing their recent book including:

  • Carolyn Mackler, The Universe is Expanding and So Am I
  • Sarah Crossan, Moonrise
  • Brandy Colbert, Little & Lion
  • Emily XR Pan, The Astonishing Color of After
  • Jay Coles, Tyler Johnson Was Here
  • Monica Hesse, Girl in the Blue Coat

Following the discussion, and signing books, the authors will be raffling off a tote of books and ARCs of forthcoming titles.

Event date: 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681195995
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 29th, 2018

"[Mackler's] teens feel lived in to me--smart, observant, but realistic in terms of their insecurities and limitations. I particularly appreciate the candid and non-judgmental way she depicts teen sensuality and female desire . . . Much to discuss here in the age of #metoo." --Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author


Moonrise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681193663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 8th, 2018

From Carnegie Award-winning author Sarah Crossan comes a poignant and thought-provoking novel that explores life, death, love and forgiveness.

Seventeen-year-old Joe hasn't seen his brother in ten years. Ed didn’t walk out on the family, not exactly. It’s something more brutal.

Ed’s locked up -- on death row.


Little & Lion Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316349017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

A Stonewall Book Award Winner!

"Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate.


The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316463997
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2018

"Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book."--John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down


Tyler Johnson Was Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440776
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2018

A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give.


When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.


Girl in the Blue Coat Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316260633
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

The bestselling, "gripping" (Entertainment Weekly), "powerful" (Hypable), "utterly thrilling" (Paste.com) winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery, perfect for readers of Kristin Hannah and Ruta Sepetys


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