New Queer YA

New Queer YA

Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00PM EST

Family, Friendship, and Finding Yourself

This virtual YA panel features heartfelt and heart wrenching titles you and your young reader won't want to put down. Take a cross-country road trip, journey from a tiny village to the big city, visit middle-of-nowhere Greenville, and wander all the way back to 1940s Berlin in this exciting event featuring four brand new YA titles featuring queer protagonists who'll capture your heart. 


  • The Edge of Being by JAMES BRANDON, where Isaac Griffin sets off to San Francisco to find the father he's never met — a journey that challenges his relationship, himself, and everything he ever knew about his family. 

  • Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by NITA TYNDALL, where Charlotte Kraus find herself drawn deeper and deeper into an underground Berlin jazz club during the Nazi Party's reign. She soon finds this hobby— and her crush on the alluring Angelika Haas —  can make her lose everything.

  • Anne of Greenville by MARIKO TAMAKI, where ABBA-loving singer/actor/writer queer, Japanese-American Anne moves to middle-of-nowhere Greenville where she meets new BFF and girl of her dreams —  Gilly. 

  • When the Angels Left the Old Country by SACHA LAMB, where an angel and demon decide to emigrate to America —  it seems like all the cool supernatural creatures are moving there these days! What ensues is a tragic reality check that shows the grass may not be greener on the other side.

Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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