Friday, April 29, 2011

Diversity in YA Tour [Events]

'Cause we all know how awesome diversity is, right?  Our earth thrives because of it's biodiversity.  We thrive as a human race because of our diversity.  So, Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo have launched a website and book tour celebrating that diversity as its presented in YA literature.   Check out the authors involved, and while you're at it, join the mailing list!

If the tour is coming near you, LUCKY YOU!  Below are the tour dates and locations.  Let us know if you're headed out to see any of these wonderful events!

San Francisco, California
Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library (Main Library)
Latino-Hispanic Room
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Highlighting Asian American YA books with authors Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Gene Luen Yang, and J.A. Yang
Presented by the Kearny St. Workshop and the SFPL Main Teen Center. Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, with community partners Oakland Asian Cultural Center and the Philippine American Writers Association. Books available for sale from Eastwind Books.

Austin, Texas
Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
603 N. Lamar
Austin TX 78703
With authors Bethany Hegedus, Malinda Lo, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Cindy Pon, Dia Reeves, and Jo Whittemore, and moderated by Varian Johnson

Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Barbara’s Books
1218 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
With authors Malinda Lo, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Nnedi Okorafor, and Cindy Pon

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library (Main Library)
Lecture Hall
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
With authors Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Deva Fagan, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Francisco X. Stork. Books available for sale from Porter Square Books.

New York, New York
Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Highlighting LGBT YA books with authors Cris Beam, David Levithan, Malinda Lo, and Jacqueline Woodson. Books available for sale from TBA.

Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
With authors Matt de la Peña, Malinda Lo, Kekla Magoon, Neesha Meminger, Cindy Pon, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson

San Diego, California
October 2011
Details TBA
San Diego, CA
Highlighting YA fantasy and science fiction with authors Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Malinda Lo, and Cindy Pon


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Well hope so its a good interesting post...Well these are wonderful events!

Cialina at said...

Darn! I won't be in NYC the weekend of the events. ;( I was really looking forward to this!