TeenBookCon 2022

Mark your calendars for TeenBookCon 2022, the amazing festival that connects teen readers with authors! We're going to try to hold this event in person in a way that makes every attendee feel safe and welcome.

Please check this page for COVID safety precautions and to get up to date information about the festival.

We recommend that you pre-register for the festival, as attendance will be capped this year. To do so, click here

Each in person author will appear on a panel that will be presented both in person and virtually. These will be delivered via Zoom webinar. To register for a panel, see below. All times listed are Central Time.

10:00 AM Keynote: Marissa Meyer and Julie Murphy in conversation register here

11:00 AM Reality...with a Twist featuring Tracy Deonn, Lilliam Rivera, and Brian Zepka register here

12:00 PM Ask About My Day Job featuring Dhonielle Clayton, Saraciea Fennell, and Phil Stamper register here

1:00 PM The Story Must Be Told featuring Rachel Griffin, Kekla Magoon, and Julian Winters register here

2:00 PM You Make Me Breathless featuring Stephan Lee, Mindy McGinnis, and Mark Oshiro register here

A complete line up of authors and the schedule for the day can be found at the TeenBookCon website. To preorder authors' books, see below.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 9:30am
Event address: 
Benjamin O. Davis High School
12525 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77067
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The Rumor Game By Dhonielle Clayton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368014144
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Disney Hyperion - March 1st, 2022

Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534441613
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, powe

Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor) Cover Image
By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor)
ISBN: 9781250763426
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - November 2nd, 2021

Celebrating Diverse Voices: An Insightful Exploration of Latinx Identity

Dive into Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed, a thought-provoking anthology filled with enlightening essays and vivid narratives from the heart of the Latinx diaspora.

The Nature of Witches By Rachel Griffin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728229423
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 1st, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

In a world where witches control the climate and are losing control, only one witch can save earth from destruction. But as her power grows, it hurts those closest to her, and when she falls in love with her training partner she's forced to choose between her power, her love, and saving the earth.

K-Pop Revolution By Stephan Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338751130
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Point - April 5th, 2022

She thought that debuting in a K-Pop band was the finish line, but it was only the beginning. Because now it’s not only Candace's company judging her—it’s the entire world. How will she find the courage to stand by her beliefs, even when powerful forces are trying to shame and silence her...

In the sequel to K-Pop Confidential, Candace is a Rookie idol.

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536214185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

A National Book Award Finalist
A Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book

The Last Laugh By Mindy McGinnis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062982452
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 15th, 2022

In the dark and stunning sequel to The Initial Insult, award-winning author Mindy McGinnis concludes this suspenseful YA duology as long-held family secrets finally come to light . . . changing Amontillado forevermore. Perfect for fans of Truly Devious and Sadie!

Love is in the air in Serendipity, a collection of stories inspired by romantic tropes and edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer.

The secret admirer.

The fake relationship.

The matchmaker.

Faith: Greater Heights By Julie Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062899682
Availability: Special Order
Published: Balzer + Bray - November 2nd, 2021

From Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, comes the exciting conclusion in the origin story of fan-favorite comic character Faith—a fierce, plus-size superhero.

Each of Us a Desert By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250169228
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Tor Teen - November 9th, 2021

From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life

We Light Up the Sky By Lilliam Rivera Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547603763
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury YA - October 26th, 2021

Should you save a world that doesn't want to save you?
Award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the haunting story of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens.

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Golden Boys By Phil Stamper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547607372
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 8th, 2022

National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams.

Right Where I Left You By Julian Winters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593206478
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

"Some books are downright fun, and Right Where I Left You is one . . . Winters sends a quiet but important message that queer Black and brown kids deserve to live happily ever after too. . .

The Temperature of Me and You By Brian Zepka Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368064712
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Disney Hyperion - January 25th, 2022

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063067769
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

Messy Roots is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, and deeply engaging story of their journey to find themself--as an American, as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, as a queer person, and as a Wuhanese American in the middle of a pandemic.”—Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream

Cold: A Novel By Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626722736
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 8th, 2022

A boy, a murder, a girl, a secret. From award-winning author Mariko Tamaki comes Cold, a haunting YA novel about a shocking crime, told by a boy who died—and a girl who wants to know why.

Who was Todd Mayer, and why don't any of his fellow students at Albright Academy seem to know, or want to say, anything about him?