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
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ISBN: 9781681195995
Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.
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


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$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, sibling bonds, and forgiveness as a teen tries to reconnect with his brother on death row for a crime he may not have committed.

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.


Little & Lion Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316349017
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

A stunning novel on love, identity, loss, and redemption.

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she's isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (as well as her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.


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ISBN: 9780316463997
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2018

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.


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$28.00
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

Amsterdam, 1943.


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