Librarypalooza to be held on February 24

Why are more than one thousand teens traveling to Brandeis High School from across San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, and beyond on February 24? To meet their favorite “rockstar” authors at LibraryPalooza!

“LibraryPalooza, That Author Thing!” an author festival for teens, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Brandeis High School, 13011 Kyle Seale Parkway, 78249.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the opening author panel begins at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Attendees can then attend break-out sessions with the individual authors. Full schedule of events is available on the LibraryPalooza website.

This year’s event will include authors:

Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author and Cybils Award winner

Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner

Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, NAACP Image Award, and long listed for the National Book Award. He was recently featured on “CBS This Morning” and “The Daily Show.”

Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the GoodReads Choice Debut Award

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, winner of the Eisner Award, Printz Award, recipient of the Genius Grant from the MacArthur Fellows Program, and New York Times bestselling author

Jeff Zentner, New York Times Notable list, winner of the William C. Morris Award and long listed for the Carnegie Medal

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books on site (or bring from home) and have them signed by the authors. The event is open to middle and high school students. There is no cost for the event and no advanced registration is required.

Food will be available for purchase (cash only) via food trucks during the lunch break in the back bus loop and concessions in the cafeteria. A percentage of all sales will go to Friends of Northside Libraries.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of Northside Libraries, and is made possible in part by contributions from Northside ISD, H-E-B, Barnes & Noble, and Whataburger.

For more information on the schedule and the authors, visit the LibraryPalooza website. Updates about the event are also posted on Twitter (@NISD_LibPalooza), on Instagram (@LibraryPalooza), and on Facebook.

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