On Saturday, May 7th, we kicked off the Diversity in YA book tour at the San Francisco Public Library with an awesome event co-sponsored by the Kearny Street Workshop, the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and the Philippine American Writers Association. Eastwind Books, a wonderful Asian American bookseller (Asian American bookseller!) from Oakland, came across the bridge to sell books.
We had a full house! Say hello to San Francisco:
Our wonderful audience!
Here are the authors who spoke at the event, from left to right, J.A. Yang, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Gene Luen Yang:
And here are the authors with our co-sponsors, from left to right, J.A. Yang, Ellen Oh (Kearny Street Workshop), Malinda Lo, Betsy Levine (San Francisco Public Library), Cindy Pon, Gene Luen Yang, Claire Light (Kearny Street Workshop):
We hope to see you at our other tour stops this week! Be sure to follow @cindypon and @malindalo on Twitter for on-the-road tweets (Cindy and Malinda will make attempts to retweet other DIYA tweets, too).
The Rest of the Tour:
Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
603 N. Lamar
Austin TX 78703
With authors Bethany Hegedus, Malinda Lo, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Cindy Pon, Dia Reeves, and Jo Whittemore, and moderated by Varian Johnson
Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
1218 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
With authors Malinda Lo, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Nnedi Okorafor, and Cindy Pon
Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library (Main Library)
Cambridge, MA 02138
With authors Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Deva Fagan, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Francisco X. Stork, and moderated by Roger Sutton. Books available for sale from Porter Square Books.
New York, New York
Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Highlighting LGBT YA books with authors Cris Beam, David Levithan, Malinda Lo, and Jacqueline Woodson. Books available for sale from Mobile Libris.
Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
With authors Matt de la Peña, Malinda Lo, Kekla Magoon, Neesha Meminger, Cindy Pon, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson, and moderated by Cheryl Klein