University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Matters of the Heart: Love In YA Literature


Love is a theme that often fills YA novels. Three YA authors will share the ways in which they brought unique connections to themes of love to their books.


Panelists
Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and the New York Times best-selling author of 28 books, including "Swing," "Solo" and "Rebound," the follow-up to his, Newbery-winning middle grade novel, "The Crossover....

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Tanaz Bhathena

Tanaz Bhathena was born in India and raised in Saudi Arabia and Canada. She is the author of "A Girl Like That" and "The Beauty of the Moment" (forthcoming Feb. 26, 2019). Her short stories have appeared in various journals including Blackbird, Witness and Room....

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Emma Mills

Emma Mills is the author of "First & Then," "This Adventure Ends" and "Foolish Hearts." She lives in Indianapolis, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in cell biology. Her new book is "Famous in a Small Town....

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