Amidst multiple cancellations and postponements for movies, conventions, and concerts, many are shifting to virtual events in lieu of being able to happen in-person. One of the events is the Texas Teen Book Festival, which will occur in tandem with the Texas Book Festival.
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The festival has just announced that authors Nic Stone and Elizabeth Acevedo will attend the virtual celebration as keynote speakers. Acevedo is the author of Clap When You Land, a novel written in verse that follows Camino and Yahaira Rios, two girls who must learn to face a new world without their father, who died in a plane crash. Acevedo has also written With the Fire on High, The Poet X, Write Yourself a Lantern: A Journal Inspired by The Poet X, Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, and Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths.
Nic Stone is the author of the upcoming Dear Justyce, a sequel/companion to her debut Dear Martin, releasing September 29. Read our review of the book here, and make sure to pre-order a copy here. Stone’s recent books include Shuri: A Black Panther Novel and Clean Getaway. She has also written Jackpot and Odd One Out.
The Texas Teen Book Festival will take place from October 31-November 1, with the Texas Book Festival happening from October 31-November 15. There will be plenty of programming for all ages, making sure everyone who wants to can enjoy a fun event celebrating their favorite books, authors, and the 25th anniversary of the festival. For more information on the festival and to keep up with future guest and panel announcements, visit the Texas Book Festival website.