Random House Children’s Books has released details on the literary panels that feature some of the best graphic novel, young adult, and children’s book writers and illustrators from across their various imprints, including Random House Graphic and Underlined. Don’t miss these spotlights on must-read AAPI stories, the best new queer YA, and more!
BRINGING THAT BLACK MAGIC
Friday, 7/23, 12pm PT/3pm ET
If you’re looking for news worlds to obsess over, and new cosplay ideas, you will love this panel. From a West African-inspired epic to a teenage necromancer using her abilities to feed her family, these stories of powerful black women are a must for every YA bookshelf. Brought to you by @GetUnderlined, join Dhonielle Clayton (A Universe of Wishes, Tiny Pretty Things), Namina Forna (The Gilded Ones), Natasha Bowen (Skin of the Sea), in conversation with Jessica Lewis (Bad Witch Burning)! This is a panel you don’t want to miss!
SURVIVING THE IMPOSSIBLE
Saturday, 7/24, 11am PT/2pm ET
Deadly plants? Devastating wildfires? Criminal underworlds? These authors have put their characters through it all! What is it about impossible situations that draws us in? Now you can join Kenneth Oppel (Bloom series), Lisi Harrison (The Pack), Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Lies Like Wildfire), Kester Grant (Court of Miracles), in conversation with Rory Power (Wilder Girls, Burn Our Bodies Down) to find out! Brought to you by Random House Children’s Books.
MUST KNOW YA FROM AAPI VOICES
Saturday, 7/24, 12pm PT/3pm ET
Looking for fantasy to add to your TBR? Excited to elevate AAPI authors and stories? Then this panel is a must! Brought to you by @GetUnderlined, come find your new book-bestie from some of the must-know AAPI voices in YA! Join Elizabeth Lim (Spin the Dawn, Six Crimson Cranes), Amelie Wen Zhoa (Red Tigress), and Trung Le Nguyen (The Magic Fish) in conversation with Sr. Marketing Manager Caitlin Whalen! This is a panel you don’t want to miss!
HOORAY FOR GAY YA!
Saturday, 7/24, 3pm PT/6pm ET
Whether its romance, thrillers, slice-of-life stories or more, we LOVE queer stories! So we’re celebrating some of the best LGBTQ books that you can add to your bookshelf today! Join authors David Levithan (Dash & Lily), Victoria Lee (Lesson in Vengeance), A.R. Capetta (Rebel Robin), Trung Le Nguyen (The Magic Fish), in conversation with Buzzfeed Book’s writer and Teen Librarian Rachel Strolle and say hooray for more awesome gay YA! Brought to you by @GetUnderlined.
UNDERLINED BUZZ PANEL
Sunday, 7/25, 11am PT/2pm ET
Are you on the hunt for an enchanting historical fantasy? An action-packed space opera? A nail-biting thriller? Join Team Underlined for a look at the best YA coming this year, and leave with a fresh TBR list full of all your next favorite reads. Panelists include Senior Marketing Manager Caitlin Whalen, Publicity Manager Josh Redlich, Digital Marketing Manager Emma Benshoff, andMarketing Coordinator Natali Cavanagh.
LET’S MAKE A COMIC WITH RH GRAPHIC!
Sunday, 7/25, 1pm PT/4pm ET
Ever wonder what creating a comic looks like?! Well here’s your chance! Join Sophie Escabasse (Witches of Brooklyn), Rich Moyer (Ham Helsing), Savanna Ganucheau (Turtle in Paradise), Jeffrey Brown (A Total Waste of Space-Time) and John Gallagher (Max Meow) for the first ever RH Graphic Art Jam—as they work together to create a comic live! They’ll be kicking it off with a Haunted Mansion but where it ends—you’ll have to watch to find out!
You can also find our authors on the following literary panels, which feature authors from several different publishers.
BAKING CUPCAKES, ANGSTY GOTHICS, AND MORE ROMANTIC PROTAGS
Friday, 7/23, 2pm PT/5pm ET
Get ready to swoon as A. R. Capetta (The Heartbreak Bakery), Shaenon Garrity (The Dire Days of Willoweep Manor), Brigid Kemmerer (A Vow So Bold & Deadly), Erica Ridley (The Duke Heist, The Perks of Loving a Wallflower), and Amélie Wen Zhao (Red Tigress) talk all things romantic with author and moderator Phil Stamper (As Far As You’ll Take Me).
ONCE UPON A BAKER’S DOZEN
Saturday, 7/24, 1pm PT/4pm ET
Take a fantastic journey somewhere between the mystic realm of elevator pitches and the uncharted sea of five-minute stories with these short book teasers and quickfire genre favorites answers from a baker’s dozen of fantasy and fantasy-inspired authors. Join Victoria Aveyard (Realm Breaker), Nafiza Azad (The Wild Ones), Peter V. Brett (The Desert Prince), Tanaz Bhathena (Rising Like a Storm), J. Elle (Wings of Ebony), Nicole Glover (The Conductors), Ayana Grey (Beasts of Prey), Elizabeth Lim (Six Crimson Cranes), Julie Murphy (Meant to Be: If the Shoe Fits), Shelley Parker-Chan (She Who Became the Sun), Ava Reid (The Wolf and the Woodsman), Laura Sebastian (Half Sick of Shadows), and Tasha Suri (The Jasmine Throne) for this fast-paced panel sure to inspire additions to your to-be-read pile!
TELLING TRUE TALES
Sunday, 7/25, 12pm PT/3pm ET
Dig a little deeper into the epidemic of loneliness, the Tulsa Race Massacre and other significant but not well-known aspects of American History, and navigating the challenges of sex and relationships with creators Kristen Radtke (Seek You), Alverne Ball and Stacey Robinson (Across the Tracks), Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez (Wake), and Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (Let’s Talk About It), in conversation with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Creating Conversations).