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MA – YA: Space Panel


Tillie Walden, Sasha Aslberg, Andrew Smith, and Amy Pattee speak at the Boston Public Library on Saturday October 13, 2018 at noon as part of Boston Book Festival.

These three talented authors have set their sights on the stars in more ways than one. Sasha Aslberg and her coauthor Lindsay Cummings launched their Androma Saga with Zenith, an action-packed space opera about a crew of female space pirates. In what was called a “provocative jaunt” in Publishers Weekly’s starred review, Printz honoree Andrew Smith combines satire and absurdism in Rabbit & Robot, about a group of teenage boys who escape (sort of) from an Earth that’s been ravaged by war and technology. And, in her first book following her Eisner Award-winning memoir Spinning, graphic novelist Tillie Walden compiles her webcomic On a Sunbeam, which The Verge has called “a must-read comic about boarding schools in space.” Things on Earth are pretty weird right now, so maybe we can find some answers among the celestial spheres. Guiding our craft, er, discussion is Amy Pattee of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College.

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