Programs by Genre - Teens and Tweens

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Riddle Me This: Twisty Young Adult Thrillers
Sara Faring, The Tenth Girl
Derek Milman, Swipe Right for Murder
Tom Ryan, Keep This to Yourself
with Candice Huber

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Finding Your Person: Emotional Connections in Young Adult Literature
Mason Deaver, I Wish You All the Best
Adib Khorram, Darius the Great is Not Okay
Jessica Pennington, When Summer Ends: A Novel

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Teen HQ
Mythology and Fairy Tale Trivia
Hosted by Emily Roberson

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
In the “Middle” of an Adventure: Middle Grade Fiction
Nick Courage, Storm Blown
Jasper Price, The Incredible Shrinking Boy
Scott Reintgen, Saving Fable
J.T. Alexandry, The Magic Swamp

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Breakups & Shakeups: Young Adult Rom-Coms
Adi Alsaid, Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak
Jenn P. Nguyen, Fake it Till You Break It
Stephanie Kate Strohm, That’s Not What I Heard

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
It was a Dark and Stormy Night: Spooky Middle Grade Stories
George Brewington, The Monster Catchers
Mark Milbrath, The Pumpkin Room

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
This Sounds Familiar: Young Adult Retellings
Tiffany Brownlee, Wrong in all the Right Ways
L.L. McKinney, A Dream So Dark and A Blade So Black
Emily Roberson, Lifestyles of Gods & Monsters
Alexandrea Weis, Realm

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
The Mystery of Skull Lake
Mary Manhein

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
First Floor, Teen HQ
Two Truths and a Lie – Two Lies and a Truth Trivia
Hosted by Tom Ryan

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
It’s Still Okay to Not Be Okay: Neurodiversity in Young Adult Literature
Kathleen Glasgow, How to Make Friends with the Dark
Derek Milman, Scream All Night
RuthAnne Snow, When the Truth Unravels
Shalanda Stanley, Nick and June Were Here

Noon to 12:30 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Louisiana Teen Reader’s Choice Award Presentation for Alton Carter’s Aging Out
Also Honoring Letters About Literature Winners
Alton Carter

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
The Boy Who Survived: A True Story of Hope and Resilience
Alton Carter

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Chaos and Carnage: Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Magical Realism
Alys Arden, The Cities of the Dead: A Novel
Kim Chance, Seeker and Keeper
Lindsey Duga, Glow of the Fireflies
Shawn Smucker, The Edge of Over There

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
The Beginning and the End: Dystopian Young Adult Trilogies
Scott Reintgen, Nyxia Uprising

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Blended by Choice: Middle Grade Family Stories
Mariama J. Lockington, For Black Girls Like Me
Jasmine Warga, Other Words for Home
Leslie C. Youngblood, Love Like Sky

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
You’ve Got to Stand for Something: Young Adult Rebels
Dave Connis, Suggested Reading
Elizabeth Keenan, Rebel Girls

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Teen HQ
Young Adult Book to Screen Trivia
Hosted by Derek Milman

2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Whole Lot of Shaking (and Baking) Going On: Young Adult Musicians and Chefs
Erin Hahn, You’d Be Mine: A Novel
Jessica Pennington, Love Songs & Other Lies: A Novel
Stephanie Kate Strohm, Love a’la Mode

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Second Floor Meeting Room
Tea Duelling

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Reading the Young Adult Rainbow
Mason Deaver, Adib Khorram, L.L. McKinney, Derek Milman, and Tom Ryan.

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Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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