TeenBookCon - Truth or Fiction?

What:

Please join us for the TeenBookCon panel Truth or Fiction? - a discussion between Kosoko Jackson, Hafsah Faizal, and J Elle, moderated by author Jordan Ifueko! 

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When:

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 3:30pm CDT

Where:

This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register.

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of these authors books from our bookshop -- if you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the authors for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come!

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Panel Authors:

Born and raised in the DC Metro Area, and currently living in Brooklyn, Kosoko Jackson is a digital media strategist for non-profit organizations; which enables his Twitter obsession. Occasionally, his personal essays have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, and The Advocate. When not searching for an extra hour in the day, he can be found obsessing over movies or drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog.. Yesterday is History is his debut novel. Visit him at kosokojackson.com.

Hafsah Faizal is the New York Times bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame, and the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she's not writing, she can be found designing, deciding between Assassin's Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured. Visit her on her website!

J. Elle is the author of the instant New York Times and Indie bestseller Wings of Ebony, a YA novel about a Black teen who must lean into her ancestor's magic to protect her inner-city community from drugs, violence, and crime. Ms. magazine calls it "the debut fantasy we need right now." Elle is a former educator and first-generation college student with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in educational administration and human development. When she's not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring writers, binging reality TV, loving on her three littles, or cooking up something true to her Louisiana roots.

About the Moderator:

Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Priority shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping is $35.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
Yesterday Is History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492694342
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - February 2nd, 2021

  • One of PopSugar's Best New YA Novels of 2021
  • A Buzzfeed Top LGBTQ+ YA Book
  • A Lambda Literary YA Book to Add to Your TBR Pile
  • A Goodreads Pride Month Pick

An epic, heartfelt romance about a boy torn between two loves, one in his present ... and one in the past.


We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374311575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 19th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!

The second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology by the masterful Hafsah Faizal—the follow-up to the smash New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame.

Darkness surged in his veins. Power bled from her bones.


We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250250797
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Square Fish - December 1st, 2020

A BuzzFeed Pick for "YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring"
A Bustle's Most Anticipated 2019 YA Release
A Paste Magazine's Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2019
A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2019
A PopSugar Best YA Book of 2019


Wings of Ebony Cover Image
By J. Elle
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534470675
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - January 26th, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller!
“A remarkable, breathtaking, earthshaking, poetic thrillride.” —Daniel JoOlder, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper

In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her


Raybearer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419739828
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 18th, 2020

Named one of the best books of the year by People Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more!

"Dazzling...