North Texas Teen Book Festival
The North Texas Teen Book Festival, the nation’s largest library run teen book fest, will present a total of 76 rock star and debut authors at the fourth annual event. More than 12,000 students, parents and educators are expected for a day of bookish fun and literary excitement.
The event will feature the following keynote panel authors: Dav Pilkey, famous for the Captain Underpants franchise; Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series; and Angie Thomas, known for her 2017 debut novel, The Hate U Give. The 2018 event includes a wide assortment of new and returning bestselling authors appealing to the young and the young at heart, such as Jenny Han (Always and Forever, Lara Jean), Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Leigh Bardugo (The Language of Thorns), Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star), and David Levithan (Every Day).
The festival will include keynote speeches, publisher activities, signing lines, book sales, and dozens of author panels. April 20, Educator Day, is reserved especially for teachers, administrators and librarians, with sessions on writing and audiobooks.