We are thrilled to introduce our first Bozeman Teen Book Fest on Friday, November 9th featuring Young Adult authors Zoraida Córdova, Jeff Giles, and Kathleen Glasgow. The Bozeman Teen Book Fest is a day devoted to teen readers (or teens at heart!). Come hear presentations by our visiting authors, have a chance to ask them questions and even get your books signed!
Berg Library at the Bozeman High School will host 2 author presentations during 4th period (11:15 AM -12:05 PM) and 5th period (12:55 PM -1:45 PM) during the school day on Friday, November 9th. Members of the public are welcome to attend these visits, but need to call the Berg Library at 522-6215 in advance to RSVP due to space constraints. Visitors to the High School are asked to use visitor parking off of 11th Street by the Main Office entrance and need to sign in at the Main Office before continuing upstairs to the Library.
If you can't make it to the High School visits, please join us for our evening event at the Bozeman Public Library from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Large Community Room. The Country Bookshelf will be on hand at both the Berg Library and the Bozeman Public Library with copies of the authors' titles for sale.
The Bozeman Public Library is excited to welcome Zoraida Córdova back to Montana to take part in our first Bozeman Teen Book Fest. Zoraida is the award-winning author of The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her next novel. She loves to travel, eat her body weight in pizza, and wander around old bookstores.
Another author with a Montana link, Jeff Giles is the author of The Edge of Everything and its sequel The Brink of Darkness. He's been the deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly and has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Books Review. He also coauthored The Terrorist's Son, a nonfiction book that won an Alex Award from the American Library Association and has since been translated into more than a dozen languages. While reporting on the Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the King. He played a Rohan soldier, and--because he didn't have a beard or mustache--they glued yak hair to his face.
Rounding out our panel of Young Adult authors is Kathleen Glasgow, author of the New York Times best-selling novel, Girl in Pieces. Girl in Pieces has been named to "best of" lists by The New York Public Library, Amazon, TAYSHA, Goop, TeenVogue, BN Teen, Refinery29, EW.com, TeenReads, and more. Her second young adult novel, How to Make Friends With the Dark, will be published by Delacorte Press in April 2019. Kathleen lives in Arizona and we are thankful she decided to brave the Montana snows to visit.