Begun in 2010, TeenBookCon is a festival that makes it possible for teens to meet their favorite authors and discover new authors and celebrate the joy of reading. We hope you'll join us!
This year, TeenBookCon 2021 will be a VIRTUAL EVENT held over Zoom!
All TeenBookCon books will come with a custom bookplate signed by the author. Bookplates will be available while supplies last. To purchase books, scroll through this page and add them to your cart!
To register for a panel:
- Click on the name of the panel you want to attend.
- Click the link that says "please click here to register".
- Type in First and Last name as well as email.
- Click the blue "Register" button.
You should receive an email from Zoom with the link information confirming your registration. That's it, you're ready to go!
The panels will be uploaded to YouTube and will remain there for 2 weeks. PLEASE NOTE: Individuals are not allowed to record panels for future viewing.
This year's authors are:
Saturday, April 3rd
9:30am CDT - Keynote Address - Renee Watson
11:00am CDT - Looking at the Truth - Sharon G. Flake, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, and Angeline Boulley
12:30pm CDT - How to Tell a Story - Mahogany L Browne, Eric Gansworth, and Randi Pink
2:00pm CDT - The Taste of Love - Laekan Zea Kemp, Elise Bryant, and Jennifer Yen
3:30pm CDT - The Real Thing - Katie Henry, Shannon Takaoka, and Amy Noelle Parks
Saturday, April 10th
11:00am CDT - What about Love? - Leah Johnson, Holly Bourne, and Diane Ma
12:30pm CDT - A Different World - David Arnold, Charlie Jane Anders, and Rosaria Munda
2:00pm CDT - Change can be Scary - Trung Le Nguyen, Rose Szabo, and David Elliott
3:30pm CDT - Truth or Fiction? - Kosoko Jackson, Hafsah Faizal, and J Elle
5:00pm CDT - Moxie Party! - Moxie author Jennifer Mathieu will join Moxie star Alycia Pascual-Peña in conversation with members of the Bellaire High School Feminist Club.
A piercing, unforgettable love story set in Greenwood, Oklahoma, also known as the “Black Wall Street,” and against the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
National Book Award Longlist
TIME's 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2020
NPR's Best Book of 2020
Shelf Awareness's Best Books of 2020
Publishers Weekly's Big Indie Books of Fall
Amazon's Best Book of the Month
AICL Best YA Books of 2020
CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020
The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide--and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.
*Six Starred Reviews*
A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
A Capitol Choices Remarkable Book
A Mighty Girl Best Book
A Malala Fund Favorite Book Selection
A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes.
"Mahogany L. Browne's debut YA ia an absolute masterpiece. It will leave you breathless." -Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X
New York Times bestseller David Arnold's most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.
A teenage girl wonders if she’s inherited more than just a heart from her donor in this compulsively readable debut.
Revolutionary flames ignite around Annie, Lee, and a brand new character in the follow-up to FIREBORNE.
After fleeing the revolution and settling into the craggy cliffs of New Pythos, the dragonlords are eager to punish their usurpers and reclaim their city. Their first order of business was destroying the Callipolan food supply. Now they're coming for the dragonriders.
"Fireborne is everything I want in fantasy."--Rachel Hartman, New York Times bestselling author of Seraphina
Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance . . . and dragons.
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.
“One of this year's most buzzed about young adult novels.” —Good Morning America
Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Nicola Yoon, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.
The first book in an epic and romantic YA series following the fictionalized descendants of the only officially recognized empress regent of China
Gemma Huang is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Illinois, having abandoned plans for college to pursue a career in acting, much to the dismay of her parents.
From award-winning British author Holly Bourne comes a clever, deconstructed rom-com that proves that in real life “girl meets boy” doesn't always mean “happily ever after” . . .
The powerful and long-anticipated companion to The Skin I'm In, Sharon Flake's bestselling modern classic, presents the unflinching story of Char, a young woman trapped in the underworld of human trafficking.
My feet are heavy as stones when I walk up the block wondering why I can't find my old self.
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renée Watson comes a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by the New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly
A debut YA rom-com about smart girls, love-struck boys, and quantum theory
Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has always been too occupied with her love of math and frequent battles with anxiety to want to date. Besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be kind of weird.
Best-selling author David Elliott examines the timeless themes of balance, transformation, and restoration in this evocative tale about a girl who will stop at nothing to reverse a curse that turned her seven brothers into ravens.
And these are the sons
Of good Jack and good Jane
The eldest is Jack
And the next one is Jack
And the third one’
I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning story of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.
Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos.
For fans of Jenny Han, Jane Austen, and The Great British Baking Show, A Taste for Love, is a delicious rom com about first love, familial expectations, and making the perfect bao.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes to high school in acclaimed author Katie Henry’s coming-of-age YA contemporary about a girl who accidentally falls into the world of stand-up comedy. Perfect for fans of John Green and Becky Albertalli!
Outsmart Your Enemies. Outrun the Galaxy.
“Just please, remember what I told you. Run. Don’t stop running for anything.”
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.
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
A Strand February 2021 Book of the Month
"With a layered mystery, a haunting setting, and thrilling tension, What Big Teeth has an otherness to it that pulls you in and forces you to keep reading." —Tricia Levenseller, Publisher’s Weekly-bestselling author of The Shadows Between Us
Instant New York Times bestseller!
In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry and must save both the human and god worlds. Perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Tomi Adeyemi, and The Hunger Games!
“Make a way out of no way” is just the way of life for Rue.
A romantic, heart-felt, and whimsical novel about letting go of the past, figuring out what you want in your future, and staying in the moment before it passes you by.
Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant.
A Stonewall Honor Book!
A Reese's Book Club YA Pick!Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.
Now a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler!
"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!