May 22, 2015

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Pictures of the Week: Bookworms Unite at the Brooklyn Book Festival

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Book lovers of all ages came out in droves to the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 22. The largest free literary event in New York City, it showcased a diverse group of authors and illustrators who live or work in the borough. Meg Cabot, Gene Luen Yang, and Lauren Myracle were just a few of the acclaimed and bestselling children’s books creators that were present.

At the Comics Quick Draw! program, award-winning graphic novelists (l. to r.) Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: the Frog who Croaked) faced off in a fast-paced drawing competition. Photos by Nancy Mercado.

Audience members cheer on and their favorite artists during the Quick Draw! program.

Panelists from the Dazzling Heroines was moderated by editor (l. to r.)  Ben Rosenthal, and included authors Catherine Jinks (How to Catch a Bogle), Sheila Turnage (Three Times Lucky), and Jasper Fforde (The Song of the Quarkbeast).


In The Secret Lives of Girls panel, New York Times-bestselling authors (l. to r.) Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), Sharon M. Draper (Panic), and Lauren Myracle (The Infinite Moment of Us) discussed the ups and downs of girlhood

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  1. Nice shots! Additional photos and video from the Brooklyn Book Festival 2013 may also be found here: