Five young adult authors will discuss the importance of the recent hashtag movement Black Girl Magic and its connection to young adult literature featuring black girls. From stories that tackle gentrification, magical realism, and pregnancy, black girls are at the center of these narratives that provide both mirrors and windows into their inner lives. Authors will also discuss the aesthetic power of black girls featured on YA covers, and the significance of black women telling their own stories.
Panelists: Dhonielle J. Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Tiffany D. Jackson, Renée Watson, Ibi Zoboi
Location: Marquis Salon 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two