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Virtual Event Group Discussion - THE COLLECTORS: STORIES

Event date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 6:00pm

A.S. King

in discussion with

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo,

M.T. Anderson,

and Jason Reynolds

A Virtual Event!

This virtual event with A.S. King, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, M.T. Anderson, and Jason Reynolds discussing THE COLLECTORS: STORIES is free to attend! We are offering signed bookplates for this event!

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About the Authors
A.S. KING is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers. Her novel DIG won the 2020 Michael L. Printz Award, and ASK THE PASSENGERS won the 2013 LOS ANGELES TIMES Book Prize. THE NEW YORK TIMES called her “one of the best YA writers working today.” She is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contribution to young adult literature. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.

Mexican American filmmaker, author and youth literacy activist E.E. CHARLTON-TRUJILLO has written several award-winning books for teens and children, most notably FAT ANGIE, an ALA Stonewall Award Winner, and PRIZEFIGHTER EN MI CASA, a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner. e.E. is the co-founder of the nonprofit Never Counted Out which empowers at-risk youth via book access and creative mentorship. 

M. T. ANDERSON has written a wide variety of titles, including works of fantasy and satire for a range of ages. Anderson grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in English literature at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and went on to receive his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. M. T. Anderson is the author of a number of celebrated books including the Thrilling Tales series, as well as THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION, VOLUME 1, THE POX PARTY, which won the National Book Award and a Printz Honor, and THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION, VOLUME II: THE KINGDOM ON THE WAVES, which also won a Printz Honor. Feed was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the L.A. TIMES BOOK Award for YA fiction in 2003 and was a finalist for the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. M. T. Anderson currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

JASON REYNOLDS is a #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a UK Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, an Odyssey Award Winner and two-time honoree, the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award. He was also the 2020–2022 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include ALL AMERICAN BOYS (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST; THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT; STAMPED; AS BRAVE AS YOU; FOR EVERY ONE; the Track series (GHOST, PATINA, SUNNY, and LU); LOOK BOTH WAYS; STUNTBOY, IN THE MEANTIME; AIN’T BURNED ALL THE BRIGHT (recipient of the Caldecott Honor) and MY NAME IS JASON. MINE TOO. (both cowritten with Jason Griffin); and LONG WAY DOWN, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at


From David Levithan’s story about a non-binary kid collecting pieces of other people’s collections to Jenny Torres Sanchez's tale of a girl gathering types of fire while trying not to get burned to G. Neri's piece about 1970's skaters seeking opportunities to go vertical—anything can be collected and in the hands of these award-winning and bestselling authors, any collection can tell a story. Nine of the best YA novelists working today have written fiction based on a prompt from Printz-winner A.S. King (who also contributes a story) and the result is itself an extraordinary collection.


The Collectors: Stories By A.S. King (Editor), M.T. Anderson, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, A.S. King, David Levithan, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, G. Neri, Jason Reynolds, Randy Ribay, Jenny Torres Sanchez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593620281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2023