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Catch Penguin Teen at YALLFest 2019!


We’re getting ready to cruise on over to Charleston, SC for YALLFest 2019! Check out what we’ve got going on, and make sure to come by the booth and say hi!

Can’t make it to YALLFest? Make sure you’re following along on our Instagram and Twitter @penguinteen!






Location: Charleston County Public Library


Your favorite YA authors walk the red carpet and then gather for a panel discussion at this annual kickoff event.

Featuring authors Renée Ahdieh, Danielle Paige, Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs, Julie Dao, Charlotte Davis, and Tochi Onyebuchi.

SOLD OUT but make sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram @penguinteen for behind the scenes coverage!





Opening Keynote with Tochi Onyebuchi
Location: Charleston Music Hall
Join us as YA powerhouse author Tochi Onyebuchi gives us a glimpse into his magical mind in an unforgettable opening keynote conversation with Holly Black!



GIVEAWAY: A Phoenix First Must Burn

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Grab your copy of this collectively written multi-story narrative featuring sixteen tales about black girl magic, resistance, and hope.




Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Tell us what you like to read, then we’ll recommend AND give you your next one for free!




Location: Charleston Museum

Want to get lost in a world that feels completely new and unexpected? These authors can make that happen. Moderated by Julie C. Dao with Roshani Chokshi, Kami Garcia, Megan Shepherd, Adrienne Young, and Amélie Wen Zhao.



YALLFEST EXCLUSIVE: Goddess in the Machine Author Signing

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to navigate an unfamiliar planet in this thrilling sci-fi adventure. Be one of the first to read this sci-fi knock-out!





Location: Charleston Music Hall

A YALLWEST favorite descends on Charleston, a game of brave and honest hearts! Moderated by Brendan Reichs with Soman Chainani, Ally Condie, Kate DiCamillo, Kwame Mbalia, and Margaret Stohl.



GAME & GIVEAWAY: Unlock The Queen’s Assassin

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

If you can find the right key to unlock the box, you’ll walk away with an early copy of Melissa de la Cruz’s new fantasy!



A Notorious Happy Hour

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Enjoy a mocktail and snag an early excerpt of Alwyn Hamilton’s next hit, The Notorious Virtues!




Location: Charleston Music Hall

Welcome to worlds where morals are grey, magic is dark, and the line between heroes and villains is hardly ever clear. Each of these fantasies will transport you to adventure where wonder abounds but safety is not guaranteed. Moderated by Holly Black with Dhonielle Clayton, Renée Ahdieh, Emily A. Duncan, Alex London, and Cinda Williams Chima.



GAME & GIVEAWAY: Spin the Wheel

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Visit our booth and win an Advance Reading Copy of one our upcoming Spring titles!




Location: Charleston Music Hall

Let’s be real: we’ve all longed for the ability to summon the remote from across the room when we’re comfy on the couch. These characters might just be able to do it — and more. But what happens when a regular person finds themselves capable of doing something…irregular? (Fun and mayhem, that’s what.) Moderated by Soman Chainani with Julie C. Dao, Kim Liggett, Brendan Reichs, Margaret Stohl, and Adrienne Young.



Location: Charleston Museum

Authors of various genres talk building compelling mysteries… and the winsome characters who solve them. Moderated by Renée Ahdieh with Sara Faring, Derek Milman, Brittney Morris, Carrie Ryan, Jodie Lynn Zdrok




Location: American Theater – Ballroom

How does mental illness fit into a world with dragons? If a civilization has spaceships, would it also have Prozac? And who does an elf see when they need a therapist? This panel will explore mental illness in genre fiction, because even epic heroes can use some help sometimes. Moderated by Alex London with Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tochi Onyebuchi, Veronica Roth, and Kaitlin Ward.





Location: American Theater – Ballroom

Nothing should keep them together, anything might to tear them apart. Moderated by Makiia Lucier with Ally Condie, Jordan Ifueko, and Rosiee Thor.




Conference of the Birds Polaroid Station

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Snap a polaroid picture and tell us what makes you peculiar!


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Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Then you already know what to. We’ll see you soon! Show us the YALLfest Penguin Teen Newletter to receive your subscriber reward!


Free Quote Totes

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

If you haven’t done it yet, sign up for the Penguin Teen Newsletter today and receive a free quote tote and exclusive access to festival giveaways at the next show.



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COVER REVEAL & SNEAK PEEK: The Boy in the Red Dress

Cover reveal (AND excerpt) time! Get ready for The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert hitting shelves this May, is a rollicking romp of truth, lies, and troubled pasts. It’s New Year’s Eve, 1929.Millie is running the show at the Cloak & Dagger, a swinging speakeasy in the French Quarter, while her aunt is out of town. … Continued
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Every Book Hitting Shelves in March!

March is making the rest of 2020 BLUSH with how amazing it is. Ready your shelves. Prepare your TBR. LET’S GO!   3/3: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. And as Nannerl’s hope of … Continued
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COVER REVEAL: The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund

Cover reveal time! Today we’re revealing the cover for Natalie Lund’s The Sky Above Us. After her stunning debut, We Speak in Storms, we absolutely cannot wait what she’s cooked up next. So we’re celebrating with an excerpt! Get ready for a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane … Continued
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A Book for Every Reader: Ebooks on Sale!

Bored at home? We’re here to help! This week on Penguin Teen, we’re featuring a book for every reader of every genre. Scroll down to see all the ebooks on sale this week, and get your copies anywhere ebooks are sold (before it ends on 3/29!)   For Horror fans… The Merciless by Danielle Vega … Continued
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Cover Reveal: STORMBREAK by Natalie C. Parker

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Cover Reveal: VICIOUS SPIRITS by Kat Cho

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Cover reveal and excerpt: EVERY BODY LOOKING by Candice Iloh

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