Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival

Pasadena Loves Ya graphicPASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library kicks off their 6th annual free teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 11 a.m. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag. No registration required.

The four themed author panels are:

  • Out of the Ashes, moderated by Nicole Mainardi, A Curse of Thorns;
  • Against All Odds, moderated by Catherine Linka, What I Want You To See;
  • Rebels and Rebirth, moderated by Jennifer Brody, The Continuum Trilogy; and
  • Expectation vs. Reality, moderated by Gretchen McNeil, #murdertrending.

Young adult authors will participate in a series of panels, answer audience questions and sign books. Authors include Julie Berry, Lovely War; Demetra Brodsky, Dive Smack; Dana L Davis, The Voice in My Head; Clare Di Liscia, Neliem; Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning; Maurene Goo, Somewhere Only We Know; Mary McCoy, I, Claudia; Maura Milan, Eclipse the Skies; Derek Milman, Swipe Right for Murder; Lauren Morrill, Better Than the Best Plan; Abdi Nazemian, Like a Love Story; Christine Riccio, Again, but Better; Caitlin Seal, Twice Dead; Andrew Smith, Rabbit & Robot; and Amy Spalding, The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles).

Following the last panel, there will be a free giveaway of 300+ new or upcoming YA books.

For more information, visit or email Jane Gov at Book sales provided by Vroman’s Bookstore.

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