- August 18, 2015

Texas Teen Book Festival Lineup


Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 2.10.00 PMThe full lineup of more than 30 authors appearing at the Texas Teen Book Festival on September 26, 2015 has been unveiled, and it represents some of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors in the booming Young Adult genre.

The keynote speaker is Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano, best known for her role as “Maria” on the PBS series Sesame Street. After more than four decades on the show, Manzano announced her retirement last month and will present her latest work, a coming-of-age memoir entitled Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. 

Other popular authors who will appear at the TTBF include Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave), Kaui Hart Hemmings (The Descendants), Jesse Andrews (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl), David Levithan (Another Day), and Libba Bray (Lair of Dreams). The full list and schedule are available at www.texasteenbookfestival.org. 

The one-day Festival takes place Saturday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on the campus of St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Avenue. More than 4,000 YA enthusiasts are expected to attend this year. The Festival remains free and open to the public thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Fans can support the Texas Teen Book Festival by shopping at BookPeople on August 24. A percentage of all sales will help keep the Festival free!

Follow the Texas Teen Book Festival on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ttbf15 to join the conversation. For more info, visit texasteenbookfestival.org.