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Cruel Choices in a Cruel World


Fantasy worlds of dystopia involve characters who face difficult choices within worlds that are cruel and inequitable, where discovery involves harsh consequences. This is highlighted in the worlds created in "The Belles" by Dhonielle Clayton, "Everless" by Sara Holland and "Dealing in Dreams" by Lilliam Rivera.


Panelists
Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton is an author, a former librarian, COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books and co-founder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent--and decidedly diverse--literary confections for middle grade, young adult and women's fiction readers....

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Sara Holland

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota but also in the countless fictional worlds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist's office and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing....

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Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels "Dealing in Dreams," forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2019, and "The Education of Margot Sanchez," available now....

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