Kerri Maniscalco, Alex London, & More In The City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 9/17-9/23)

Monday blues got you down? Well hopefully this list of events will get you excited. This week there are a number of great events happening so mark your calendar and as always make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, September 17

Launch Party for Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Kerri Maniscalco as she celebrates the launch of her new book, Escaping From Houdini. She will be in conversation with Laura Sebastian (Ash Princess). Free event.

Tuesday, September 18

Ibi Zoboi Presents Pride at Greenlight Bookstore (7:30 p.m.)

From National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi comes Pride, a gorgeous retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Zoboi will discuss her new novel with Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X), followed by a reception to celebrate the book’s launch.

Thursday, September 20

Launch Event for Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join authors Dhonielle Clayton, Heidi Heilig, Kody Keplinger, and Karuna Riazi as they present their new anthology, Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. They’ll be in conversation with editor Grace Kendall. Free event.

Friday, September 21

Secrets of Publishing Panel at Barnes & Noble Union Square (6 p.m.)

New School professor Susan Shapiro (The Byline Bible) and author/activist Renée Watson (Piecing Me Together) invite you to a conversation where panelists will discuss the secrets of publishing and will celebrate their new books.

Sunday, September 23

Launch Party for The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glasser at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Karina Yan Glasser’s second Vanderbeekers book with the author. Free event.

Great Middle Grade Reads Event at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Authors Katherine Marsh (Nowhere Boy), Alyssa Hollingsworth (The Eleventh Trade), and Andrea Davis Pickney (The Red Pencil) will share their poignant and timely middle grade stories of immigration and refugees. Free event.

Launch Party for Black Wings Beating by Alex London at Books of Wonder (4-6 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Alex London’s new novel, Black Wings Beating, with the author. London will be in conversation with NY Times best-selling author Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End). Free event.

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Rachel Cohn, David Levithan, & More In Town This Week (YA Book Events 4/9-4/15)

Happy Monday book friends! This week is filled with a number of great bookish events so check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to get regular updates on events happening around the city.

Tuesday, April 10

Launch Event for Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author duo Rachel Cohn and David Levithan as they celebrate the release of their latest novel. Free event.

Space Opera Event at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (6:30 p.m.)

Join bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente for a talk and signing about her new novel. Free event; priority seating with purchase of the book at the store.

Wednesday, April 11

Fantastic Teen Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reads Event at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet authors Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), Alexandra Monir (The Final Six), and Rebecca Ross (The Queens Rising) for a lively discussion on writing YA sci-fi and fantasy, with a book signing to follow. Light refreshments will be served. Free event.

Thursday, April 12

America Scores NY: Kids’ Poetry Reading at The Strand (4-5 p.m.)

America Scores NY will launch the organization’s first ever poetry book and some of the young “poet-athletes” who feature in this new book will gather for a recital of their work and a celebration of National Poetry Month. Free event.

Saturday, April 14

Meet YA Authors Nonieqa Ramos and Fred Aceves at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Meet debut authors Nonieqa Ramos (The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary) and Fred Aceves (The Closest I’ve Come). Free event.

Sunday, April 15

Great Chapter Book Reads Event at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Come celebrate the release of three wonderful chapter books: Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter, Two Peas in a Pod by Sarah Mlynowski, and Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl by Debbi Michiko. Free event.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Fave Authors (YA Book Events 2/12 – 2/18)

Love (for books) is in the air! Valentine’s Day is this week and what better way to celebrate than to spend the week with your first love: books. There’s a number of great events happening this week and plenty of authors to meet so check out the schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening in the city.

Monday, Feb. 12

Meet Cute Event at Books Are Magic (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Writers Ibi Zoboi, Jocelyn Davies, Mallory Kass, Katie Cotugno, Huntley Fitzpatrick, and Dhonielle Clayton share their work from the Meet Cute anthology. Free Event.

Meet Rowan Blanchard at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (6 p.m.)

Actress Rowan Blanchard will be celebrating the release of her book, Still Here. Moderating will be Elain Welteroth. Blanchard will personalize books and take photos with fans. You must purchase a copy of the book at the store to get a wristband for the event. Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Meet Victoria Stevens at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Victoria Stevens debut novel, Don’t Forget Me. She’ll be joined by Bonnie Pipkin (Aftercare Instructions) and Leah Konen (Love and Other Train Wrecks).

Thursday, Feb. 15

The Hazel Wood Event at Books Are Magic (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Join debut author Melissa Albert as she discusses her novel, The Hazel Wood, with Rhoda Belleza (Empress of a Thousand Skies). Free event.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Seven Asian American Authors You Should Be Reading at Chatham Square Library (1-3 p.m.)

Join authors Stacey Lee, Rhoda Belleza, Sona Charaipotra, Jenny Han, Heidi Heilig, Emily X.R. Pan, and Karuna Riazi as they share their thoughts on the intersection of culture and fiction. Panel will be moderated by Yin Chang. Free event.

Dhonielle Clayton, Arvin Ahmadi, & So Many More Authors Are Here This Week (YA Book Events 2/5 – 2/11)

There are a lot of great events happening this week, including two chances to meet NYT bestselling author Adam Silvera before he moves to the West Coast. So get out there and meet some authors this week and don’t forget to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter.

Monday, Feb. 5

Meet Ismée Williams at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Williams (Water in May) will be in conversation with the founders of Collin’s Kids in honor of Pediatric Heart Disease Awareness month. Free event.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Meet Charlotte Jones Voiklis & Léna Roy at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Voiklis and Roy as they discuss their book, Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time. Free event.

Launching Arvin Ahmadi’s Down and Across at McNally Jackson Books (7 p.m.)

Join Ahmadi and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) as they discuss Ahmadi’s debut novel, Down and Across. Free event.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Teen Author Panel at Jefferson Market Library (6-7:30 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author David Levithan as he’s joined with other YA authors discussing their latest books. Free event.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Meet Dhonielle Clayton at Books of Wonder Uptown (4-6 p.m.)

Join Clayton and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) as they discuss her new novel, The Belles. Free event.