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Love...and Loss

"The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness, and in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately," says Friar Laurence to Romeo. True? Listen to four young adult authors talk about the trials and tribulations of…
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Protest + Print: Girls Using Words and Pictures for Activism

Presented on our YA Stream At Girls Garage in Berkeley, girls use power tools to build the world they want to see. But a different kind of world-building also takes place at Girls Garage: the kind that creates a vision for a better and…
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Unleash Your Creative Superpowers with National Novel Writing Month

Presented on our YA Stream This conversation comes with an artistic advisory: prepare to dive deep into your imagination and be surprised by what you might find. You’re about to enter the place where dreams (and stories) begin. National…
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The Future is Ours: Restoring Democracy with Young Adult Voting Rights

This empowering, informative program, moderated by Khepera Lyons-Clark, senior of Bentley School and a member of Cinnamongirl, Inc, is the young-adult complement to BABF’s robust Voting Rights Program, a centerpiece of our 2020 virtual programming…
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2020 Bay Area Book Festival Writing Contest Showcase

The Bay Area Book Festival’s Writing Contest aims to encourage people to engage with the craft of writing. This year’s prompt was centered around the theme of expectations, and submissions were judged in three categories: Adult (18+), High…
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This Thing Called Love, Part 2

Love of all kinds–self-love, romantic love, love of family and heritage–takes center stage in this conversation between two renowned YA authors, moderated by Jasmine Edwards, senior of Bentley School in Lafayette and a member of Cinnamongirl,…
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Girls, Guts and Gadgets

This empowering, exhilarating session is for every young woman who wants to live a life of epic adventure and build the world she wants to see. With Girls Garage, Emily Pilloton, founder and director of the groundbreaking and beloved Berkeley…
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This Thing Called Love, Part 1

Laila Butcher, junior at San Leandro High School and member of Cinnamongirl Inc., will have an electrifying conversation with author Rahul Kanakia about self-acceptance, finding love in unconventional places, and deriving confidence from the…
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Lemonade and Stuck-at-Home Startups for Kids

Join Brian Weisfeld, author of The Startup Squad book series, as he makes a pitcher of lemonade, while inspiring kids with stories of kidpreneurs who started their own businesses and empowers kids with ideas for startups they can launch while…
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Beyond Our World: Shifting Identities and Steady Hearts

Bridging divides and unveiling secrets are the name of the game in two fascinating fantasy novels by YA virtuosos. In Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s fantasy debut, The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, Florian and Evelyn cross lines of class and identity…