Children’s and YA Lit Cafe: This Saturday!
From my co-workers. You know the drill. These things are free and you are more than invited to attend, get free ARCS, eat nice food, and hear neat people. As they say:
On Saturday, June 14 we will be hosting this year’s final NYPL Children’s and Young Adult Literature Cafe!
Saturday, June 14 at 2 PM
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
(Fifth Ave and 42nd St)
Please join us as we welcome An Na, Janet Wong, Joyce Lee Wong and David Yoo for a program entitled, "Fusion Stories."
Fusion Stories is a collection of next-gen YA and mid-grade novels penned by a group of award-winning Asian-American authors exploring universal themes.
The four participating authors will be discussing and reading from their latest novels: In An Na’s THE FOLD, Joyce has never felt pretty, but when her plastic surgery crazed aunt offers her the chance of a lifetime, to change her eyes forever, she must decide what she believes is beautiful.
Janet Wong’s MINN AND JAKE’S ALMOST TERRIBLE SUMMER divulges that Jake is “Quarpa” or one-quarter Korean, and raises questions about identity in the lives of multiracial children today.
In Joyce Lee Wong’s novel-in-poems, SEEING EMILY, Emily tries out different versions of herself as she pursues her growing passion for art, her interest in a sexy new student, and her need to break away without breaking her tightly-knit family apart.
In David Yoo’s STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE, resigned loser Albert Kim wins his dream girl, only to get bumped to the sidelines when her uber-popular ex, Ryan, gets cancer, in this desperately funny love story.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
The titles will also be available for sale, and the authors will be signing!
(As usual, refreshments will be served and ARCs will be given away)
Please contact us if you have any questions, etc.!
Sarah and Rebecca
Seward Park Branch Library
192 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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