Grades: 5 - 12
St. Louis Teen Book Festival Spring 2021 Panel Event: I am a Work in Progress
View the video above for the archived panel discussion featuring:
Desmond Hall, “Your Corner Dark”
Adib Khorram, “Darius the Great Deserves Better”
Trung Le Nguyen, “The Magic Fish”
Natasha Diaz, “Color Me In”
Each of these novels feature characters learning to be true to themselves despite the expectations and misconceptions of their families, friends and communities. With great truth and heart, young adult authors explore complex issues of intersectional identity, racism and religious intolerance, sexuality, and mental health.