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Parallel, Not Equal: Busting Through Mainstream Urban Fantasy


Join some award-winning genre-bashers for a thrill ride through what dark fantasy is all about. Hear about how Wonderland’s besieged, Brooklyn’s a portal to the underworld, and an evil professor wants a Nuyorican’s ancestral power.


Panelists
Zoraida Córdova

Zoraida Córdova is the author of urban fantasies The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology, "Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View....

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Jacob Devlin

When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and write semi-autobiographical picture books about a python named Jake the Snake. Today, he is the author of the young adult fantasy fairy tale "The Carver" and its sequels, "The Unseen" and "The Hummingbird"....

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Daniel Older

Daniel José Older is the New York Times best-selling author of the Young Adult series the "Shadowshaper Cypher," and the Bone Street Rumba Urban Fantasy series. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award and the World Fantasy Award....

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Books:
Labyrinth Lost
Zoraida Córdova
Nuestras Raices
Sourcebooks Fire
August 2017
ISBN 9781492623168
336 pages
$10.99, INSTORE
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Bruja magic runs in her blood, but a curse to get rid of it may cost Alex more than her power. More/less

Luck on the Line: On the Verge - Book One
Zoraida Córdova
Nuestras Raices
Diversion Publishing
November 2014
ISBN 9781626815193
$14.99, INSTORE
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The Unseen (Order of the Bell)
Jacob Devlin
Nuestras Raices
Blaze Publishing, LLC
May 2017
ISBN 9781945519017
340 pages
$9.95, INSTOCK
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Tagline: Through the looking glass and into the shadows. "

The Carver (Order of the Bell) (Volume 1)
Jacob Devlin
Nuestras Raices
Blaze Publishing, LLC
July 2016
ISBN 9780997010459
370 pages
$14.99, OUTOFSTOCK
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Crescenzo never would've thought his father's figurines were modeled after real people, but when his loved ones start vanishing from his life, he must unite their real life counterparts and seek their aid to save his family.

Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2)
Daniel Older
Nuestras Raices
Arthur A. Levine Books
September 2017
ISBN 9780545952828
Hardcover, 304 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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SHADOWHOUSE RISING Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. More/less

Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1)
Daniel Older
Nuestras Raices
Scholastic Inc.
August 2016
ISBN 9781338032475
Paperback, 304 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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A Top Ten YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book A Top Ten ALA Quick Pick Kirkus Prize Finalist A "New York Times" Notable Children s Book An "NPR" Best Book of the Year A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year COME TO THE CROSSROADS, TO THE CROSSROADS COME Sierra Santiago planned to have an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. More/less

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