Acclaimed young adult fantasy author Tamora Pierce headlined SLJ’s SummerTeen online event on July 24, and shared her love for libraries and books during the conference’s opening keynote. The 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award-winner regaled the virtual audience of librarians and teens via webcam with a presentation about her writing process, her inspirations, and other fantasy novels and writers that readers should be adding to their to-be-read piles. The following is a list of the titles that were cited in Pierce’s talk.
Hilari Bell. Fall of a Kingdom. Bk. 1. 2003
________Rise of a Hero. Bk. 2. 2005.
________Forging the Sword. Bk. 3. 2006.
(The Farsala Trilogy). S & S.
Holly Black. Tithe. 2002
(Modern Faerie Tale Series). S & S.
Elizabeth C. Bunce. A Curse Dark as Gold. Scholastic. 2008.
Bruce Coville. The Monster’s Ring. (first pubdate: Knopf, 1982). 2002.
____________.Jennifer Murdley’s Toad. 1992.
(Magic Shop Series). Houghton Harcourt
Esther Friesner. Nobody’s Princess. 2007.
_____________.Nobody’s Prize. 2008.
(Princesses of Myth Series). Random.
Rachel and Mike Grinti. Claws. Scholastic. 2012.
Shannon Hale. Enna Burning. 2004.
____________. River Secrets. 2006.
(Books of Bayern Series). Bloomsbury.
Rachel Hartman. Seraphina. Random. 2012.
Robin McKinley. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story Beauty & the Beast. HarperCollins. 1978.
_____________.The Blue Sword. HarperCollins. 1982.
_____________.The Hero And the Crown. HarperCollins. 1983.
_____________.Deerskin. Ace. 1993.
Garth Nix, Abhorsen. (Abhorsen Trilogy). HarperCollins. 2003
Nnedi Okorafor. Akata Witch. Viking. 2011.
Terry Pratchett. Wintersmith. (Discworld Series). HarperCollins. 2006.
J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Bk. 3. (Harry Potter Series). Scholastic. 1999.
Delia Sherman. The Freedom Maze. Big Mouth House. 2011.
“I like strong women who stand up for themselves… there aren’t enough of those” “kicking butt doesn’t have to mean weapons” GOLD. #sljst
— The Brigand (@bookrarian) July 24, 2013
Also love the talk of newer titles mixed with older fantasy books. A great reading list for sure. #sljst
— Jennifer Rummel (@yabooknerd) July 24, 2013