The Empire and the Resistance of Sabaa Tahir

Sunday, April 29 | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Teen
  • Women/Gender

Sabaa Tahir interviewed by Ben Schwartz

Here’s one reason why young adults today are so outspoken: They’ve been exposed to powerful political heroes since a young age—via their fiction. Pakistani-American young adult fiction writer Sabaa Tahir’s characters, no older than their teen readers, face despotism, oppression, and daily threats to their lives. In the face of the ruthless Martial Empire, our heroes risk everything to resist. These young heroes show us what’s right, what’s possible, and what sorts of governance need not be tolerated. (Remember, anyone under age 18 is let in free—no wristbands necessary!)

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