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)
|Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)
Krystal Marquis happily spends most of her time in libraries and used bookstores. She studied biology at Boston College and University of Connecticut and now works as an environmental, health and safety manager for an online retailer....
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....
Arya Shahi is an Iranian-American playwright, poet and rapper. He is the co-founder of PigPen Theatre Co., an award-winning theatre company and band. With PigPen, Shahi has written, directed and performed in original plays, including "The Old Man and the Old Moon," as well as books adapted for stage, including Kate DiCamillo's "The Tale of Despereaux....