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Catch Penguin Teen at YALLFest 2018!


We’re heading back to Charleston for YALLFest this weekend and we are SO excited for the chance to show off our new books, hang with fans, and hunt for treasure (yup, you read that right). Read on for all the cool events and giveaways at the Penguin Teen booth at YALLFest, and where to catch us on social media if you can’t be there!




It may be sold out, but make sure to keep an eye on our Instagram and Twitter for some behind the scenes fun as authors model their books on the red carpet!



9:00am-11:00am GAME & GIVEAWAY: The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe GOLD MINE!

We’ve struck gold! And you can too. Come dig around our gold mine to unearth fun prizes—and even a chance to get one of the very limited early copies of Ally Condie’s newest novel, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe!


11.00am PANEL: Worlds Within Worlds

At: Charleston Music Hall

Authors: Soman Chainani, Ally Condie, Brandon Mull, Brendan Reichs (Moderator) and Jacqueline West


11:00AM-12:00PM TICKETED AUTHOR MEET UP & GAME: The Penguin Teen Bookish Pictionary Challenge

Location: The Courtyard
Think you’re the ultimate book lover? Prove it! Get a ticket from the booth and meet some of our favorite authors at The Penguin Teen Bookish Pictionary Challenge. There might be prizes …THERE WILL BE PRIZES!


12.00pm GIVEAWAY: The Waning Age

Imagine this, when you become a teenager you suddenly lose all emotions. Love? Forget about it. Sadness? Nothing. Fear? Probs not. Don’t miss your chance to snag an early copy of New York Times bestselling S. E. Grove’s The Waning Age!


12.00pm PANEL: Fans and Fandom

At: Charleston Music Hall

Authors: Alexandra Bracken, Soman Chainani, Jenny Han, Brandon Mull, Beth Revis (Moderator), Kiersten White


12.00pm PANEL: Something’s Not Quite Right

At: American Theater – Ballroom

Authors: David Arnold (Moderator), Jimmy Cajoleas, David Levithan, Stephanie Perkins, Ronald L. Smith


12:00pm SIGNING: Renée Ahdieh

At: Best Friend Train Museum

12:00pm SIGNING: Adib Khorram

At: Blue Bicycle Books – Tent


1:00pm-3:00pm Tarot “Reading” Station & Giveaway: Let Penguin Teen READ Your Future

Attention all book lovers, your (library) cards have fallen! And now we need you to come pick a card and unveil your (bookish) future. We’re looking in our crystal balls and we think we see some early books in your hands at 1PM!


1:00pm SIGNING: Stephanie Perkins

At: Charleston Museum


1:00PM PANEL: Blood is Thicker Than Water

At: Charleston Music Hall

Authors: Deb Caletti, Adib Khorram, Tiffany Jackson, Morgan Matson (Moderator), Courtney Summers, Nicola Yoon


2:00pm PANEL: A Really Frank Discussion of Death and Murder

At: Charleston Museum

Authors: Robin LaFevers (Moderator), Megan Miranda, Beth Revis, Rebecca Schaeffer, Neal Shusterman, Scott Westerfeld


2.00pm PANEL: Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Adventures in Groups

At: American Theater – Ballroom

Authors: J.C. Cervantes, Roshani Chokshi, Ally Condie (Moderator), Brendan Reichs, Destiny Soria


2.00pm SIGNING: David Arnold

At: Blue Bicycle Books – Tent


3.00pm PANEL: Friendmance

At: Charleston Museum

Authors: David Arnold, Mary H.K. Choi, Adib Khorram, Aminah Mae Safi, Siobhan Vivian (Moderator), Nic Stone


3.00pm SIGNING: Ally Condie

At: Blue Bicycle Books – Tent

3.00pm SIGNING: Brendan Reichs

At: Blue Bicycle Books – Tent

3.00pm SIGNING: Beth Revis

At: Charleston Museum


3.30pm GIVEAWAY: Let’s Go Swimming On Doomsday

Forced to become a child soldier, a sixteen-year-old Somali refugee must confront his painful past in this haunting, thrilling tale of loss and redemption. This is a story you won’t want to miss. We have a copy just for you!


4.00pm PANEL: Myth Making

At: Charleston Music Hall

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Melissa Albert (Moderator), Jimmy Cajoleas, Roshani Chokshi, Stephanie Garber, Alex London


4.00pm PANEL: Who Done It? Mysteries and More

At: Charleston Museum

Authors: Lamar Giles, Megan Miranda, Stephanie Perkins, Carrie Ryan (Moderator), Courtney Summers, Corrie Wang


4.00pm PANEL: I’ll Take Quidditch for $500: A Fan Gameshow

At: Charleston Museum – Courtyard

Authors: Claire Legrand, David Arnold, Ashley Woodfolk, and Adib Khorram


4.30pm GIVEAWAY: To Night Owl From Dogfish

Written by the two extraordinary authors Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer, this is the read to give you all the feels and make you wish summer camp was right around the corner. Be sure to stop by for your early copy!


5.00pm PANEL: And We’ll Never Be Royals

At: Charleston Museum

Authors: Renée Ahdieh (Moderator), Emiko Jean, Robin LaFevers, Danielle Paige, Laura Sebastian


5.00pm PANEL: LGBTQIA+ Ask Anything Panel

At: American Theater – Ballroom

Authors: Sara Farizan, Adib Khorram, David Levithan (Moderator), Natasha Ngan, L.C. Rosen, Destiny Soria


5.00pm Raffle Drawing: Live Like a Queen with Four Dead Queens




At: Charleston Music Hall



#ShoutTogether Sticker Wall

The bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, is bringing you SHOUT in 2019. It is her searing poetic memoir and call to action in support of survivors of sexual assault. We invite you to come share what you shout for so we can #ShoutTogether.

Four Dead Queens Raffle – Live Like A Queen

YASSS QUEEEEEENS!!! We have a raffle going on to treat you like the queen you are. Enter our raffle and come back at 5PM to find out if you’re one of our winners. Can you say, “I love gift cards and free books!”?

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Make sure to check the YALLFest site for information on ticketed events!



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COVER REVEAL: The Passing Playbook

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