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Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation


Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to present what is sure to be one of the most exciting YA (young adult) author events of the year, Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation, featuring Melissa de la Cruz, Ava Dellaira, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Andrew Smith, Margaret Stohl and John Corey Whaley, on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.

The six authors featured are Melissa de la Cruz (author of the best-selling The Witches of East End series and the newly-released The Ring and the Crown), John Corey Whaley (author of the Printz Award winner Where Things Come Back and the newly-released Noggin), Andrew Smith (author of the Horn Book Award winner Grasshopper Jungle, as well as Winger and the upcoming 100 Sideways Miles), and Santa Monica authors Ava Dellaira (author of the debut novel Love Letters from the Dead), Margaret Stohl (co-author with Kami Garcia of the best-selling Beautiful Creatures series and solo author of the dystopian Icons series), and Holly Goldberg Sloan (author of the critically-acclaimed novels Counting By 7s and I'll Be There). The authors will discuss the massive popularity of young adult literature in the book world and on movie screens, how it has crossed-over to be embraced by tween, teen and adult readers alike, and the thriving community of young adult authors in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

This program is free and open to all ages. Teens and tweens are definitely welcomed, as are adult readers. A book sale and signing will follow the authors' discussion.

The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. For more information on Santa Monica Public Library programs, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.


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