Pasadena Public Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival September 21, 2019

PASADENA, Calif. – Pasadena Public Library kicks off their sixth 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. No registration required. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag. Book sales provided by Vroman’s Bookstore.

The event features four themed author panels; 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 Book Blitz free giveaway of 300+ new or upcoming YA books.

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Jane Gov, Teen Services Librarian
(626) 744-4246,

Catherine Haskett Hany, Communications
(626) 744-4207,