aka YA Literature

Friday, March 21, 2008


I need suggestions for an author for our teen literature festival we're hosting next year. We need a male author who would appeal to middle schoolers. If he also appeals to high schoolers, great, but we really need another MS interest author. I am thinking something adventure or science fiction-oriented, but it doesn't have to be. Neal Shusterman is already lined up. Other authors who we have considered but are too expensive or can't come include Rick Riordan, Eoin Colfer, Anthony Horowitz, and Jordan Sonnenblick. Scott Westerfeld came last year. They need to have at least two or three books out.

I would like to get Darren Shan, although he has already visited some of our schools in the past. Has anyone read Ted Dekker's YA books? I am listening to Black right now, but I need an opinion about his YA and/or if anyone has ever heard him speak. Other ideas?


Ronni said...

Have you considered Adam Selzer? He's not adventure or sci-fi yet, but his work would appeal to MG and YA audiences.

Renee said...

Louis Sachar, author of Holes? He also is author of the Marvin Redpost series and the Wayside School series.