OBLONG ONLINE: Hudson Valley YA Society 10th Anniversary Book Launch: Christine Heppermann & Friends

Event date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Via Zoom
For Ages 12 and up.

This online event is free. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or contactless curbside pickup available.


The Hudson Valley YA Society is 10!

Join co-founder Jennifer Laughran as we celebrate these wonderful authors and 10 years of the YA Society! Sadly we can't make cupcakes but please feel free to celebrate with baked goods of your choice at home!

Christine HeppermannWhat Goes Up by Christine HeppermannLaura Ruby, Sherri L. Smith & Brandy Colbert

What better way to celebrate than with the launch of Christine Heppermann's new novel in verse What Goes Up! Joining Christine with their fantastic new novels will be authors Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All - a National Book Award Finalist; Sherri L. Smith, The Blossom and the Firefly and Brandy Colbert, The Voting Booth.

With Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty and Ask Me How I Got Here, Christine Heppermann established herself as a vital voice in thought-provoking and powerful feminist writing for teens. Her poetry is surprising, wry, emotional, and searing. What Goes Up is by turns a scorchingly funny and deeply emotional story that asks whether it’s possible to support and love someone despite the risk of being hurt. Readers will find a complicated heroine they won’t soon forget.

From Laura Ruby, author of Printz Medal winner Bone Gap comes Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All the unforgettable story of two young women—one living, one dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII.

Also set in WWII, from the award-winning author of Flygirl Sherri L. Smith, The Blossom and the Firefly is a powerful romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name,Verity.

In Brandy Colbert's The Voting Booth Marva Sheridan was born ready to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. She hasn't spent months doorbelling and registering voters just to see someone denied their right!

Image: From L to R: Christine Heppermann, Laura Ruby, Sherry L. Smith (image credit K. Mao); Brandy Colbert.