A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Elise Bryant

Elise Bryant is releasing her debut novel, "Happily Ever Afters," in January of 2021. She also plans to release a second novel for HarperCollins in Spring 2022.  Bryant’s young adult novels tell stories about the positive experiences of Black youth in the US. She taught as an English teacher when she noticed the lack of uplifting stories about the Black experience and decided to become a fiction writer.

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Scheduled events:
Love, Secrets and Laughter
Three young adult rom-coms immerse readers into romances laced with humor along with family secrets, cultural expectations and societal stereotypes. Their books mix love and questions of identity.

Stocker Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Elise Bryant, Loan Le, Diana Ma
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey

Happily Ever Afters
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2021
ISBN 9780062982834
384 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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