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YANovCon at the Millbrae Library

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The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who appreciates these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable, and new YA novelists including:

2018 Printz Medal winner Nina LaCour, 2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada KellyKristin Elizabeth ClarkJ.H DiehlHeidi KlingMitali Perkins, Hugo-nominated Mark Oshiro, 2018 Beatty and Stonewall Book Award winner Dashka SlaterRobin Benway, William C. Morris Award Finalist Akemi Dawn BowmanKayla CaganBrandy Colbert, Jesse AndrewsC.G. Watson, E. E Charlton-TrujilloAdib Khorram, Pura Belpré Award-winner Meg MedinaRandy RibayLisa Super, and unexpected guests!

Books will be available to purchase on site thanks to our wonderful partnership with Books Inc.!

Not only will you get to connect with your favorite authors about their writing and publishing process, we are also working with local organizations to help shine a light on the issues teens face inside the home and how they demonstrate their resilience. We’re constantly impressed with the strength our teens show and want to highlight their courage.

While we don't require an RSVP to attend, we are giving out random free prizes randomly to those who attend and RSVP in advance.

Anticipated schedule:

  • 12-1 Early arrivals, book sale, and community fair (the first 200 to arrive will get a free totebag)

  • 1-2 Opening session

  • 2:25-3:05 1st breakout sessions

  • 3:15-3:55 2nd breakout sessions

  • 4:05-5:05 Author one-on-ones

  • 5:05-5:45 All author book signing

There is ample parking at Millbrae Library, but we highly recommend carpooling and using public transit to reduce your impact on the environment. Millbrae Library is easily accessible via samTransBart, and Caltrain.

Check out #YANovCon on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook!

Event date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA
Books: 
We Are Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525425892
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062414151
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 14th, 2017

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Freakboy Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250062956
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Square Fish - November 8th, 2016

Tiny Infinities Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452163352
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

Paint My Body Red Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682810224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Entangled Publishing - November 2nd, 2015

You Bring the Distant Near Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374304904
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 12th, 2017

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330628
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

Summer Bird Blue Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481487757
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Simon Pulse - September 11th, 2018

Piper Perish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452155838
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017

Finding Yvonne Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316349055
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

Munmun Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419728716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 3rd, 2018

Ascending the Boneyard Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481431842
Availability: Backordered-Could Take 2-4Weeks
Published: Simon Pulse - February 16th, 2016

Fat Angie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763661199
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2013

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

After the Shot Drops Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328702272
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

So Glad to Meet You Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781635763973
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diversion Books - July 31st, 2018

Books Inc. proudly hosts hundreds of authors a year, from house-hold names to local, debut authors and we look forward to continuing to provide the Bay Area with the “Experience You Can’t Download”. The majority of our events are free and open to the public; all that we ask is that you have a Books Inc. receipt to join the signing line.   

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