Grades: 5 - 12
St. Louis Teen Book Festival Spring 2021 Panel Event: Family Ties
View the video above for the archived panel discussion featuring:
Nicole Melleby, “In the Role of Brie Hutchens”
Julie Buxbaum, “Admission”
Maria Padian, “How to Build a Heart”
Samantha Mabry, “Tigers, Not Daughters”
Whether it’s the family we’re born into or the family we build for ourselves, we’ve all experienced the ups-and-downs of family drama. These top YA authors present characters asking to be seen and accepted, testing the bonds of siblings, and dealing with uncomfortable truths about their parents.