Complete Programming for Tweens & Teens at the 2018 Miami Book Fair (plus Giveaway inside!)

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The 2018 Miami Book Fair will feature presentations by some of the hottest authors for kids and young adults, with readings by Gene Yang, Jason Segel, Mercedes Lackey, Peter Lerangis, Maggie Thrash, Nathan Hale Mariko Tamaki and many more! Once again, The Fair will bring more than 9,000 schoolchildren on school buses to the Fair so they can meet their favorite authors and receive FREE books!

The children’s stage will host storytelling and a myriad of performances sure to delight and engage kids of all ages!

Below is the complete programming for young adults at the Miami Book Fair 2018 for Sat & Sun., Nov. 17 & 18:

Young Adults/Miami Dade College Live Arts Lab

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018


Ibtihaj Muhammad, Proud Living My American Dream (YA)

Olympic medalist fencer and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People Ibtihaj Muhummad’s inspiring memoir Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream about the tremendous obstacles, racism, and pressures she has overcome to become the first Muslim-American woman to compete in hijab for the United States.

Kate Schatz, Rad Girls Can (YA) profiles a diverse group of young women advocating for girls’ rights.


Somaiya Daud, Mirage is an epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire

Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is an epic and glittering YA fantasy. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

Kiersten White, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein For the YA audience, this dark reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, Victor Frankenstein’s adopted sister, timed for the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein.


National Book Awards for Young People’s Literature


Sara Farizan, is an Iranian American writer and ardent basketball fan who was born in and lives near Boston. In Here to Stay, What happens when a kid who’s flown under the radar for most of high school gets pulled off the bench to make the winning basket in a varsity playoff game? If his name is Bijan Majidi, life is suddenly high fives in the hallways and invitations to exclusive parties—along with an anonymous photo sent by a school cyberbully that makes Bijan look like a terrorist. Lots of classmates rally around Bijan. Others make it clear they don’t want him or anybody who looks like him at their school. But it’s not always easy to tell your enemies from your friends.

Kody Keplinger,  That’s Not What Happened It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story… But it’s not true. I don’t know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up . . .

John McGoran Spliced. In this gripping sci-fi thriller, genetically altered teens fight for survival in a near-future society that is redefining what it means to be human. Sixteen-year-old Jimi knows people change, but nothing could prepare her for what’s about to happen to her best friend, Del.


Sylvia Acevedo Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. (mid-school)


Soman Chainani, Quests for Glory  If Good and Evil can’t find a way to work together, neither side will survive. With every end comes a new beginning in the fourth installment of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, Quests for Glory. (5-9th gr)

The second installment of Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos’s Adventurers Guild trilogy, where the stakes are raised, the action is breathless, and the dangers will stop even the bravest of hearts.

5:30pm: Meg Cabot, Royal Crown, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess It’s the first coronation of a female monarch of Genovia in 200 years, and Her Royal Highness, Princess Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison, is giving you the inside scoop in this newest (illustrated!) diary from New York Times―bestselling author and illustrator. (gr 3-7)

Young adult programming at the 2018 Miami Book Fair will take place the 16th & 17th of November

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2018


Jason Reynolds, Lu (mid, 5-7 gr) the climactic final novel in Jason Reynolds award-winning YA Track series.


(mid-s) Classic Myths and Legends Reinvented

Conor McCreery, Adventure Time/Regular Time In a Regular Show and Adventure Time crossover,   Finn and Jake find themselves traveling across different worlds in search of The Power — turns out that Mordecai and Rigby might be able to help out…or make things worse.

George O’Connor Olympians #10 Hermes: Tales of the Trickster The New York Times bestselling series continues as author/artist George O’Connor focuses on Hermes, the trickster god in Olympians: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster.

 Jaime Hernandez


David Levithan Someday is the follow-up to the wildly successful Every Day. The new book takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human?

Nic Stone, Odd One Out From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes this illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery, in Nic Stone’s Odd One Out.

Allison Glock-Cooper & T Cooper, Changers       (YA) explores what it means to find yourself–even as your self keeps changing–and how in the end we become the person whose story we want to finish.

 Maggie Thrash Lost Soul, Be at Peace Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in a graphic memoir Lost Soul, Be at Peace  that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked by hope.

2:30pm: (YA) My Body is My Own: YA Women Fight BAck

Anica Mrose Risssi, Always Forever Maybe: A powerful YA debut, told with astonishing insight and wit, about the depths and boundaries of true friendship and obsessive teenage love

Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire Searing, visceral fantasy will remind us how precious freedom is–and the price we must pay to achieve it.

Tiffany D. Jackson, Monday’s Not Coming As 8th grader Claudia digs deeper into her friend Monday’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw her. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone? Tiffany is also the author of winner Allegedly,  named one of the Best YA Books of 2017 by Kirkus Review, School library Journal, NY ad Chicago Public Library, Texas Library Association, and nominated for a NAACP Image award.

Jenny Torres Sanchez, The Fall of Innocence The Lovely Bones meets Thirteen Reasons Why in this gorgeous, haunting, and tragic novel that examines the crippling–and far-reaching-effects of one person’s trauma on her family, her community, and herself, Jenny Torres Sanchez.


We Must Bear Witness: Remembering the Holocaust

John Hendrix The Faithful Spy  Interweaving handwritten text and art in his signature style, John Hendrix tells the fascinating story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the oppression of the German people during World War II.

Jennifer A. Nielsen, Resistance

Tara Lynn Masih, My Name is Hanna


Young adult authors on Love, Lonliness and Everything in Between

Someday, written by David Levithan, is the follow-up to the wildly successful Every Day. The new book takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human.

Ngozi Ukazu Check, Please! A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story by Ngozi Ukazu about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life

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Three families will win a Family Four Pack each, which will allow them for 4 family members to enter the book fair for free! Winners will be announced here in the blog post and also notified via e-mail with instructions on how to claim the tickets. Please enter below and good luck!

2018 Miami Book Fair



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