This year’s all-virtual Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, will feature young adult authors throughout the virtual festival.
Saturday, November 7 will feature three great YA events back-to-back, so clear your afternoon schedule:
Sat, November 7 at 1:45 p.m. PST
The dead rise, but that’s not the only thing haunting the characters as they navigate race, gender, and the weight of history in these best-selling novels. Moderated by Alicia Tate.
Sat, November 7 at 3:00 p.m. PST
Friendships are tested, hearts broken, and secrets are revealed on and off the basketball court in these luminous young adult novels. Moderated by Lucy Feldman.
Sat, November 7 at 4:15 p.m. PST
Two dynamic young adult graphic novels that explore generational trauma in the American West, going back in time to Japanese internment in World War II and forward to a near-future devastated by the Cascadia earthquake. Moderated by Jules Ohman.
A special evening presentation 11 with the best-selling author of the Legend series:
Wed, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. PST
An adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves.
Join us after school on Friday, November 13 for these two magical novels:
Fri, November 13 at 3:30 p.m. PST
Teen heroines find their voices and their power—thanks to strong female friendships, and at least a little bit of magic. Moderated by Emilly Prado.
And Saturday, November 14 culminates with two of-the-moment books:
Sat, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. PST
Young adult novels about fighting for justice, which expose racism in the United States criminal justice system, and the injustices of immigration policies and the refugee crisis at the southern border. Moderated by Kenrya Rankin.
The final week of the festival features two great YA events in the after-school spot:
Tu, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. PST
IRL friends and novelists talk about their new books, stories of coming out, running away, first love, and more.
Thu, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. PST
Contemporary YA romantic comedies about teens trying a new identity and grabbing the spotlight—and the girl. Moderated by Zan Romanoff (Look, Grace and the Fever).