Tucson Festival of Books

Warrior Girls Who Make Their Mark: National Book Award


Teen girls who are willing to live their truths often face misunderstanding and prejudice but take a stance of resistance to fight for justice regardless of consequences. Ibi Zoboi and Sonora Reyes are National Book Award Finalists for "American Street" and "The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School," while Sabaa Tahir is the 2022 winner of the National Book Award for "All My Rage."


Panelists
Sonora Reyes

Sonora Reyes is the best-selling author of "The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School" and the forthcoming contemporary novel, "The Luis Ortega Survival Club." Reyes is also the creator and host of #QPOCChat, a monthly community-building Twitter chat for queer writers of color....

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Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, listening to thunderous indie rock and playing guitar and piano badly....

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Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times bestselling author of "American Street," a National Book Award Finalist; "PRIDE," a contemporary remix of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; and "My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich," her middle-grade debut....

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Books:
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School
Sonora Reyes
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2022
ISBN 9780063060234
400 pages

All My Rage
A Novel
Sabaa Tahir
Children / Teens
Penguin Young Readers Group
March 2023
ISBN 9780593202364
400 pages

American Street
Ibi Zoboi
Children / Teens
HarperCollins
May 2018
ISBN 9780062473059
352 pages