Novelists Mahogany Browne (Chlorine Sky), Robin Farmer (Malcolm and Me), and Ed Lin (David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College) discuss their coming-of-age YA novels that grapple with race, social justice, family, friendship, and romance.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below or simply make plans to watch on Facebook.com/VaBookFest. The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on VaBook.org/Watch.

This event will include live-captioning.

Thanks to our bookseller for this event, Book No Further.

“[Chlorine Sky is] a coming-of-age novel for Black girls who have been told they’re too much and yet never enough.”—Kirkus Reviews

David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College is an exploration of much more than dating. Through humor, the book explores identity, traditions, social expectations, and stereotypes through the lens of a suburban New Jersey high school student.”—Teen Vogue

“Farmer brings emotional fidelity to Roberta’s struggles, making the girl’s growth feel well earned. A celebratory coming-of-age novel with a thoughtful, resilient heroine.”—Kirkus Reviews

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