Tucson Festival of Books

Axie Oh (she/her/hers)

Axie Oh is The New York Times best-selling author of "The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea," "XOXO" and the Rebel Seoul series. Her new book is "ASAP." Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, she studied Korean history and creative writing as an undergrad at the University of California, San Diego and holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing for young people from Lesley University. Her passions include K-pop, anime, stationery supplies and milk tea, and she currently resides in Las Vegas with her dogs Leila and Toro.

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Scheduled events:
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of YA Authors
Meet a bunch of YA authors in 60 minutes and enter teen worlds of fantasy, mystery and complicated relationships. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Hafsah Faizal, Ayana Gray, C.A. Gray, Marc J. Gregson, Shelby Mahurin, Samuel Miller, Axie Oh, Kristen Simmons, Amélie Wen Zhao
Moderators: Lauren Freedman, HOLLY JOHNSON
Clashing Views: The Search for Voice and Love
Finding your own voice as a teen often leads to obstacles and clashes with family and friends who impose their views about life. In these YA books, teens search for voice and love as an African American teen growing up during the civil rights movement, a Korean American teen dealing with parental expectations, and an Iranian American facing discrimination after 9/11.

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Krystal Marquis, Axie Oh, Arya Shahi
Moderator: Charlene Mendoza

HarperCollins Publishers
February 2024
ISBN 9780063299306
352 pages
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HarperCollins Publishers
January 2021
ISBN 9780063024991
352 pages