We can hardly believe it, but the May 2011 Diversity in YA tour has officially wrapped! We’d like to thank all the authors who participated in the tour, and we also thank everyone who came out to see us. We had wonderful audiences who asked thoughtful questions, and we are so happy and proud to have made this tour a success!
Here are some recaps of a couple of the events:
- San Francisco — Recap at the Enchanted Inkpot and at Finding Wonderland
- Boston — Recap by Kiperoo and by Chelsey Blair and by Shoshana Flax
And here are photos from the tour (for San Francisco pics, read this post)!
Austin: Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo at Book People before the event
Austin: The panel included (from left to right) Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Dia Reeves,
moderator Varian Johnson, Jo Whittemore, Bethany Hegedus, Cindy Pon, and Malinda Lo
Chicago: The panel at Barbara’s Bookstore included (left to right) Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo,
Nnedi Okorafor, and Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Boston (from left to right): Sarah Rees Brennan, Francisco X. Stork, Deva Fagan,
Malinda Lo, Holly Black, moderator Roger Sutton, Cindy Pon,
and Maya Escobar (Cambridge Public Library teen librarian)
The awesome audience in the Cambridge Public Library’s beautiful lecture hall!
New York: The panel at the LGBT Center included (from left to right) Malinda Lo, Cris Beam,
Jacqueline Woodson, David Levithan, and moderator Cindy Pon
New York: Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon with the gorgeous DIYA display at Books of Wonder
New York: Some of our Books of Wonder panelists included (from left to right)
Neesha Meminger, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, moderator Cheryl Klein,
Kekla Magoon, and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
If you came to one of the Diversity Tour events and blogged about it, please leave a link in the comments so we can check our your post. And if you took photos of our tour, feel free to email them to diversityinya at gmail dot com so we can post them, too.
Finally, stay tuned — just because the May tour is over doesn’t mean we are. We have lots more fun (with prizes!) coming in the very near future.