Saturday, October 17, 2009
October: Libba Bray on Girls & Anger in YA
Last week, I got to go see a bunch of amazing authors read. The lineup included (l to r in that crazy photo above):
Melissa Kantor (The Invisible I, Amanda Project Book 1), Natalie Standiford (How to Say Goodbye in Robot), featured author-of-the-month Libba Bray (Going Bovine), Courtney Scheinmel (Positively) , Sarah Beth Durst (Ice), Jeff Rivera (Forever My Lady) and Shani Petroff (Bedeviled: Daddy's Little Angel). David Levithan hosted.
Awesome lineup, no? It all took place at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library, where Marie (aka Cupcake Witch) is the book queen. Here's me with Marie and lovely Alley of Books blogger Mitali:
Anyway, at one point Libba was speaking brilliance, and I had to take my little camera and catch this moment where she talked about the emotional range of girl characters in YA literature (forgive the quality of the video, but the quality of the statement was so worth it).