University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Abuse and Deception: Breaking the Cycle

Three YA authors examine the ways in which teens can break the cycles of abuse and deception in their relationships with family and friends. Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak" focuses on date rape. Amy Fellner Dominy's "The Fall of Grace" explores a parent's deception and "Die for You" focuses on an abusive boyfriend. Amber Smith's "The Last to Let Go" delves into family violence and abuse.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times best-selling author of books for kids of all ages, including "Fever 1793," "Chains," "Twisted" and many others. "Speak: The Graphic Novel" and "Chains" are National Book Award finalists....

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Amy Fellner Dominy

Amy Fellner Dominy is the author of books for teens, tweens and toddlers. A former advertising copywriter and MFA playwright, Amy’s novels include "Die for You," "A Matter of Heart," "Audition & Subtraction" and "OyMG," a Sydney Taylor Notable Book....

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Amber Smith

Amber Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go. Fueled by a lifelong passion for the arts, story, and creative expression, Amber graduated from art school with a BFA in painting and went on to earn her master’s degree in art history....

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