Join us for an evening of brilliance, hilarity, romance, and thrills with YA authors Sarah Kuhn, Cindy Pon, and Maurene Goo.
Sarah Kuhn is the author of the Heroine Complex novels, a series starring Asian American heroines, and has written a variety of comics and short fiction. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Fellow panelist Maurene Goo says that Sarah’s YA debut, I Love You So Mochi, is “as sweet as actual mochi… a tender love story wrapped up in food, fashion, and family.”
Maurene Goo is the beloved author of YA novels The Way You Make Me Feel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, and Since You Asked. Her newest novel, Somewhere Only We Know, is a heartwarming rom-com and has been chosen by Cosmopolitan as a Best YA Book of 2019 and BuzzFeed as one of the "YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring". Sparks fly between a K-pop starlet and a tabloid reporter, in a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.
Friend of the bookstore, Cindy Pon, joins the group with Ruse. In near-future Shanghai, a group of teens have their world turned upside down when one of their own is kidnapped in this action-packed follow-up to the sci-fi thriller Want. The New York Times Book Review called it “vividly conjured…positively chilling.” Cindy is also the author of Silver Phoenix, Fury of the Phoenix, Serpentine, and Sacrifice.
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Japanese-American high school senior Kimi Nakamura is supposed to be spending her spring break completing paintings that will cement her continued education at the prestigious Liu art academy. What Kimi’s parents don’t know is that Kimi hasn’t painted in months, dropping her high school Advanced Fine Arts class, and hiding her lack of progress at home by asserting that she’s striving to find her artistic point of view. Following her mother’s discovery that Kimi’s off the predetermined path, Kimi takes advantage of the fortuitously-timed gift of a paid ticket to visit her largely estranged grandparents in Kyoto during the break. While in Kyoto, she has the opportunity to get to know more about her grandparents and Japanese culture and the many ways it differs from Japanese-American culture. There’s also a meet cute with a giant mochi mascot, tons of description of delicious food, and a strong supportive girl gang – because this is a Sarah Kuhn novel, after all. A great summertime romance! – Maryelizabeth