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The Changing YA Landscape of LGBTQ+ Books


LGBTQ+ is undergoing major changes in the types of YA books being published and in the expectations of readers. Three YA authors who have published across genres will share their perspectives on the changing landscape of what is being published and their readers as an audience.


Panelists
Bill Konigsberg

Bill Konigsberg is the author of five books for young adults, most recently "Honestly Ben." His books have won awards including the Stonewall Book Award, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and the Lambda Literary Award....

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Susan Kuklin

Susan Kuklin is the award-winning author and photographer of more than 30 books for children and young adults that address social issues and culture, including "No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row" and "Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out," which was named a Stonewall Honor Book....

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Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. She is the author of "The Weight of Feathers," a finalist for the 2016 William C....

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