Challenging Discrimination with Patrice Lawrence & Jason Reynolds
Two megastars of Young Adult literature come together for a special event for teens and schools, exploring class, the justice system and…knitting? New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds introduces his heartfelt urban coming-of-age novel, When I Was the Greatest. He's joined by award-winning writer Patrice Lawrence whose latest teen drama Needle sheds a light on the criminal justice system for young people. What would you do if you found yourself on the wrong side of the law – or the wrong neighbourhood? Discover how these authors help us empathise with their characters and manage to weave warmth and humour into tough narratives. Have your questions ready!
Book Festival News
Friday 16 February