May: YA Events This Month!!!

There are lots of upcoming events in May and June. Mark your calendar and join us and these authors!

We Need Diverse Books YA Panel


Join us this Sunday, May 17 at 1PM, as five awesome YA authors discuss diversity in YA literature. I. W. Gregorio, Natalie C. Parker, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, and Marike Nijkamp will all be here to talk about their novels, their writing processes, and why we need more books that reflect the big, beautiful, dynamic world we all share. Austin author Cynthia Leitich Smith will moderate the conversation. We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. We’re honored to host an official WNDB event and cannot wait to welcome these fantastic authors to BookPeople!

After the public event, the authors will host a writing workshop here at BookPeople. Space for the workshop is limited. If you’d like to attend, RSVP as soon as you can.

More about the event, the authors, and how to RSVP for the workshop, can be found here.

Tavi Gevinson, Rookie Yearbook Three


Come to the store on Friday, May 22 at 7PM to meet the creator and editor of the popular online magazine Rookie, Tavi Gevinson! Rookiemag.com is a website created by and for young women to make the best of the beauty, pain and awkwardness of being a teenager. In Rookie Yearbook Three, topics include cures for love, girl-on-girl crime, open relationships, standing for something, embracing our inner posers, and so much more. Featuring interviews with Rookie role models like Sofia Coppola, Amandla Stenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Kim Gordon. Also included is a bonus section chock-full of exclusive content including a pizza pennant, sticker sheet, valentines, plus advice and contributions from Lorde, Shailene Woodley, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Grimes, Kelis, Sia, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City, Haim, and more!

More about this event and to pre-order a signed copy!

Mark your calendar for these June YA events


Chandler Baker, author of Alive
Friday, June 12 at 7PM


Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs, authors of Powerless
Sunday, June 14 at 2PM

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