YA Lit at Texas Book Festival

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YA Authors at the Texas Book Festival

The YA HQ Tent at Texas Book Festival is back for its second year and packed with YA authors you don’t want to miss! We’ve put together a YA Buzz Books panel with authors you need to know now, including Nic Stone and Brandy Colbert; a conversation with rock stars Sarah Dessen and Libba Bray; a special session with Maggie Stiefvater; and plenty more to keep your YA heart happy throughout the Festival Weekend! The YA HQ Tent is located on Congress Avenue. The authors will sign copies of their books after their sessions in the Main Signing Tent.

Check out the full YA HQ schedule here.



Nic Stone, Angie Thomas and Jason Reynolds in conversation.

This year, we’re also excited to present a special conversation with bestselling YA author Angie Thomas and breakout author Nic Stone, moderated by Jason Reynolds. They’ll discuss the role novels and stories play in driving social change, what it’s like to be a voice for justice on the page and in real life, and the power of books and writers to push progress and stand for truth. This session will take place on Saturday, November 4 at 2:30pm at the Omni Hotel, in the Capital Ballroom. Books will be available for sale at the Omni. The signing will take place at the Omni immediately following the session.

Check out the session details!


Browse the YA Books at This Year’s Texas Book Festival.