|Local author Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts) will join Malinda Lo in discussing government conspiracies, changing bodies and changing lives, and adolescent romance, including Malinda’s latest work, Adaptation. High school debate partners Reese and David are involved in a strange accident near Area 51, and return to their San Francisco school and homes changed in unexpected ways. Attendees should be sure to pick up a copy of the recent Diverse Energies dystopian YA anthology as well.|
Guest host Cecil Castellucci
In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, 17-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is, according to Reese's friend, Julian, connected with aliens and UFOs.
Entrancing and romantic, "Ash" is an empowering retelling of Cinderella about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and "Kirkus Reviews" Best YA Book of 2009.
Seventeen-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world, in this prequel to "Ash."
Fifteen-year-old Tessa tries to be happy when her crush, harlie, falls for her younger sister, Lulu, and it becomes easier after she begins a secret relationship with Jasper, a social outcast who lives next door to Tessa's best friend. Illustrations.
An anthology of short stories that presents a journey through alternate histories and projections of the future in which the world’s diversity is reflected.
In a world gone wrong, heroes and villains are not always easy to distinguish. Here is a collection of stunning original and rediscovered stories of hope and tragedy that pit students, street kids, “good girls,” kidnappers, and child laborers against their environments, their governments, and sometimes themselves as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future in the stars with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction.
The editors of this volume are setting aside a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund, which enables writers of color to attend a Clarion writing workshop, where legendary Octavia Butler got her start.