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Sunday, April 23 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction: Reaching Readers

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Joel Arquillos

Arquillos is Executive Director at 826LA, a non-profit writing and tutoring organization that serves youth ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and supports teachers by helping them get their students excited about writing. 826LA is also the home of the Time Travel Marts -- whimsical storefronts that financially support 826LA's free writing programs.

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Melissa de la Cruz

De la Cruz is the internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including "The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel" and the Summer on East End series. Her Blue Bloods series has sold over three million copies, and the Witches of East End series became a television show on the Lifetime network. Her latest novel for young adults is “Alex and Eliza.”
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Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sáenz is an acclaimed writer for adults and teens. His novel "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" won a Printz Honor Award, the Pura Belpre, Lambda, and Stonewall Book Awards. His latest book is “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life.” He lives in El Paso, Texas.
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Janet Tashjian

Tashjian is the author of the popular My Life series including “My Life as a Ninja,” “My Life as a Book,” “My Life as a Stuntboy,” “My Life as a Cartoonist,” “My Life as a Joke,” and “My Life as a Gamer,” as well as the Einstein the Class Hamster series, both illustrated by her son, Jake Tashjian. Janet lives in Sherman Oaks, California.
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Renee Watson

Watson is the acclaimed author of the teen novel, "This Side of Home,” and two picture books: "Harlem's Little Blackbird" | and "A Place Where Hurricanes Happen,” which was featured on NBC Nightly News. Her middle grade novel, "What | Momma Left Me" debuted as an ABA New Voices Pick. She lives in New York City and her newest young adult novel is “Piecing Me Together.”

Sunday April 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
YA Stage, Signing Area 9

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