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Saturday, October 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Middle Grade: Fantasy

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Authors of fantasy novels for kids are finding inspiration in a host of storytelling traditions from around the world. The result? A whole new world of amazing adventures to fuel all kids’ imaginations. In her bestselling The Storm Runner and its sequel The Fire Keeper, author JC Cervantes takes readers on an epic quest involving gods of Maya mythology. Katie Zhao’s debut novel, The Dragon Warrior, starts off in San Francisco’s Chinatown, but quickly launches into an exhilarating tale inspired by Chinese folklore and fairy tales. And in her new series launch, Tangled in Time: The Portal, beloved author Kathryn Lasky crafts a time-shift fantasy that moves between present-day Indiana and Tudor England. History, magic, adventure, danger…what’s not to love about this session, hosted by the BPL’s own Laura Koenig?

Moderators
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Laura Koenig

Laura Koenig is the Team Leader for Children’s Services at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library. She was an integral part of the BPL’s redesign of their award-winning children’s and teen spaces. In 2016, she won Honorable Mention from the Urban Libraries Council... Read More →

Presenters
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JC Cervantes

JC Cervantes is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Storm Runner, Tortilla Sun, and The Fire Keeper, the sequel to The Storm Runner based on Maya mythology. Cervantes has won the New Mexico Book Award and the Zia Book Award.
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Katie Zhao

Katie Zhao graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English and a minor in political science and a masters in accounting. She wrote her first novel, The Dragon Warrior, during her last year in school, in between classes. Kirkus Reviews dubbed it an “ambitious debut... Read More →
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Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor–winning author of Sugaring Time and over a hundred other critically acclaimed books for children and adults like. Her latest is the children’s book Tangled in Time: The Portal, a “convincing, compelling time-travel series rife with Tudor drama... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
BPL Teen Central 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116

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