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Family Drama: Past/Present/Future YA

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Teen heroes search for answers in thet past, present, and future in these three new young adult books: In the 1920s Oregon of Cat Winters’s The Steep and Thorny Way, Hanalee Denney searches for her father’s killer, who might be her new stepfather. In present-day Portland, Vivan tells of her older sister’s disappearance, return, and disappearance in Peter Rock’s Klickitat. Winter Kim, a digital stunt girl, untangles the mystery of her sister’s murder in Paula Stokes’s futuristic Vicarious. Moderated by Alison Kastner of Multnomah County Library.

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Paula Stokes

Paula Stokes grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where she studied psychology and nursing. In between her degrees, she spent a year teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. Paula is the author of several books for teens, including Liars, Inc. and Vicarious. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Alison Kastner

Alison Kastner is a Reader Services Librarian for Multnomah County Library, where her focus is on finding new and innovative ways to connect people with books and the illuminating power of reading. She coordinates My Librarian, a virtual service that establishes relationships between readers and librarians. Though she has served in roles from youth librarian to virtual services librarian, the common denominator in her career has always been a love of books.
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Cat Winters

Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Odd & True, The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which collected three starred reviews and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award for debut YA fiction. Her most recent book is The Raven's Tale. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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