University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Forbidden Love: Rebellion and Expectations


Teens often come in conflict with the expectations of their parents about “appropriate” romantic relationships. Three best-selling YA authors explore the lives of teens who fall in love, despite the disapproval of their parents due to cultural or social class differences.


Panelists
Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of "The Revolution of Birdie Randolph," "Little & Lion," "Finding Yvonne" and "Pointe." Her middle grade debut, "The Only Black Girls in Town," will be available March 24, 2020, followed by her next young adult novel, "The Voting Booth," in July 2020....

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Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of "When Dimple Met Rishi," "Of Curses and Kisses" and many other novels that also feature lots of kissing, girl power and swoony boys. Her books have been included in several cool places, including The Today Show, Teen Vogue, NPR, BuzzFeed and Seventeen....

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David Yoon

David Yoon grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their daughter. He drew the illustrations for Nicola's New York Times bestseller "Everything, Everything....

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