LGBTQ+ literature for young adults has moved from a focus on "coming out" as a problem, to novels in which queer characters engage in a wide range of experiences. Another shift is the inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters in fantasy as well as realistic fiction. Three authors talk about their decisions as authors and the transformations they have observed in LGBTQ+ literature.
|Where:||Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible) |
|When:||Sat, Mar 14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Signing area:||Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)|
|Genre:||Children / Teens|
Tehlor Kay Mejia is an author and Oregon native. Her short fiction has appeared in the "All Out" and "Toil & Trouble" anthologies from Harlequin Teen. "We Unleash the Merciless Storm" is her second novel....
Mark Oshiro is the award-winning author of "Anger Is a Gift," which was a finalist in the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ YA and a winner of the Schneider Family Book Award in 2019. When they are not writing, they run the online Mark Does Stuff universe and are trying to pet every dog in the world....