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November 2020

Saturday

Nov 7

Justina Ireland and Aiden Thomas
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Unfinished Business: Justina Ireland & Aiden Thomas

Sat, November 7 from 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm 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.

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Saturday

Nov 7

Sloane Leong and Liara Tamani
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Love & Basketball: Sloane Leong & Liara Tamani

Sat, November 7 from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Friendships are tested, hearts broken, and secrets are revealed on and off the basketball court in these luminous young adult novels.

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Saturday

Nov 7

Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Aftershocks: Jonathan Hill & Kiku Hughes

Sat, November 7 from 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 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.

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Wednesday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival Young Adult Youth Events

The Seeds to Plant the Future: WITS 2019–20 Anthology Launch

Wed, November 11 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Join Portland public high school students as they read from their work featured in the 2019–20 Writers in the Schools anthology, The Seeds to Plant the Future.

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Wednesday

Nov 11

Marie Lu and Emily Suvada
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Skyhunter: Marie Lu & Emily Suvada

Wed, November 11 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

An adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves.

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Friday

Nov 13

Bethany C. Morrow and Tehlor Kay Mejia or Anna-Marie McLemore
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Magic & Power: Tehlor Kay Mejia, Anna-Marie McLemore, & Bethany C. Morrow

Fri, November 13 from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm 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.

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Friday

Nov 13

Fiction Poetry Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Black Talk, Black Feeling with The Believer

Fri, November 13 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

A series is intended to connect this critical moment to others in the past, establishing a link between the conversations folks are having now with the discussions that have been ongoing in Black writing communities.

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Saturday

Nov 14

Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Make Art & Take Action: Youth Panel on Writing Creatively in Extraordinary Times

Sat, November 14 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Three dynamic Oregon high school artists will perform their work and discuss their experiences at the intersections of writing and activism in 2020.

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Saturday

Nov 14

Kim Johnson and Francisco X Stork
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

No Justice No Peace: Kim Johnson & Francisco X. Stork

Sat, November 14 from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm 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.

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Tuesday

Nov 17

Arvin Ahmadi and Adib Khorran
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

It’s Complicated: Arvin Ahmadi & Adib Khorram

Tue, November 17 from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm PST

IRL friends and novelists talk about their new books, stories of coming out, running away, first love, and more.

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Thursday

Nov 19

Leah Johnson and David Yoon
Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Meet Cute: Leah Johnson & David Yoon

Thu, November 19 from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm PST

Contemporary YA romantic comedies about teens trying a new identity and grabbing the spotlight—and the girl. Moderated by Zan Romanoff.

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