SLJ Fall Teen/YA Book Buzz

Presented by: School Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Thursday, September 24, 2020  | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 - 12:00 AM PT

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Don't miss this showcase of great new titles for your teen readers in this SLJ Fall Teen/YA Book Buzz webcast. Three publishing insiders will be on hand to give us a peek into their hottest new titles for fall and beyond! 

JULIET TAKES A BREATH by Gabby Rivera: Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian, and out. See, she’s going to intern with Harlowe Brisbane—her favorite author, whose latest book on feminism and finding power in your body has Juliet ready to stomp the patriarchy and fall forever in love with herself. There’s just one problem—Harlowe’s clueless, not from the Bronx, and doesn’t have the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan…

ONE OF THE GOOD ONES by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite: The Hate U Give meets Get Out in an honest and powerful exploration of prejudice in this stunning novel from sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.

THE COST OF KNOWING by Brittney Morris: Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY.

 

Presenters

Shannon Watters / Senior Editor / BOOM! Studios

Linette Kim / Manager / Inkyard Press

Amanda R. Livingston / Simon & Schuster, Education and Library 

Moderator

Joshua Beene / School Library Journal 

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