Meet authors Hafsah Faizal & Gene Luen Yang at PLA!

Are you attending the Public Library Association conference in Nashville? Meet authors Hafsah Faizal and Gene Yang at one of their PLA events! Plus, visit MacKids in Booth 1614 to score ARCs, book swag, and more!

Meet authors Hafsah Faizal & Gene Luen Yang at PLA!

Meet Hafsah Faizal, author of the Sands of Arawiya duology!


4:30-5:30 PM
Booth 1614, Music City Center

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6:30 – 9:00 PM
SLJ Evening of Dialog Event
Nashville Public Library Main Branch

Register for this free event here!

Join SLJ and Kiera Parrott, SLJ/LJ reviews director, for cocktails, light refreshments, and great conversation with notable authors and illustrators of forthcoming titles for young readers. Meet the authors and grab their latest advanced reading copies/galleys. This is a free event for library professionals with space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Authors attending include: Hafsah Faizal, Michael Genhart, Minh Lê, A.S. Mackey, Casey McQuiston, Marcella Pixley, Lindsey Stoddard, Jamie Sumner, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Robin Yardi

Don’t miss this Children’s and YA Book Buzz to hear about our new and upcoming books!

Children’s & YA Publishers Book Buzz

Book Buzz Stage, Exhibit Hall
Hear from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Library, Peachtree, Penguin Young Readers, Publisher’s Spotlight, Random House Children’s Books, Scholastic Simon & Schuster Children’s, Sourcebooks, Workman, W.W. Norton.

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Meet Gene Luen Yang, author of Dragon Hoops!


9:30 – 10:30 AM
Crossover Appeal: Books that Work for Teens and Adults
Music City Center, Room 102

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Join us for this author panel followed by a book signing!
Hear from fantastic authors whose works appeal to both teen and adult readers. Whether you’re involved in Collection Development or Readers’ Advisory, or just always looking for good books with broad appeal, this will be a relevant and exciting panel. We will be joined by: Hannah Abigail Clarke, The Scapegracers (Workman); Lamar Giles, Not So Pure and Simple (HarperCollins); Lauren Myracle, This Boy (Candlewick); and Gene Luen Yang, Dragon Hoops (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group).
View this event on the PLA website.