Three young adult literature authors come together to discuss their powerful novels, each with a teenage girl main character, and their struggles with abuse, assault, and rape; a culture of misogyny and sexism; homelessness; and incarcerated parents. Fans of Speak, Thirteen Reasons Why, and similar works should not miss this event!
NC author, Amber Smith, joins us with The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go.
Another NC author, Amy Reed, is the author of The Nowhere Girls.
And our third NC author and homeless youth advocate, Brenda Rufener presents her debut, Where I Live.
We recommend this event for ages 13+. There will be discussion of serious topics.
Included on Bustle's list of the "27 Most Anticipated YA Contemporary Books Hitting Shelves in 2018"
"Fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon will enjoy this realistic debut novel, which brings to light heavy topics of homelessness and abuse." --School Library Journal
"A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back." --Bustle"Subversive anti-sexism--just try to put it down." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used To Be.How do you let go of something you've never had?
A New York Times bestseller.In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel "is a poignant book that realistically looks at the lasting effects of trauma on love, relationships, and life" (School Library Journal, starred review).