Our sixth annual teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, featured 19 authors, 4 panels, and a book blitz. 

We owe many thanks to everyone who helped with the event including: 

  • Our featured authors — who donated their time and expertise, and took care of their own travel arrangements
  • The panel moderators: Nicole Mainardi, Catherine Linka, Jennifer Brody, and Gretchen McNeil–thank you for taking on the extra task and the extra reading and conducting a superb discussion
  • Bridge to Books for lending a helping hand and for donating all the fabulous yummy snacks. 
  • Alethea Allarey for her incredible dedication and leadership with Bridge to Books
  • Thuy Lam for the years and years of consistently posting, sharing, and managing our social media pages
  • Additional donations from Dominos Pizza, Cake Girl, and Vital Proteins
  • Alfonso Huerta for photographing (for free!)
  • Vroman’s Bookstore for taking care of book sales
  • Our teen volunteers, Teen Advisory Board (special shoutout to Haneen, our PLYA2019 volunteer Lead), Youth Ambassadors, and Youth Council
  • And Pasadena Public Library’s Communications team, Administration, Security, Technology, and staff for helping to make this happen



For more photos and posts about the event: 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the schedule

Website:  https://www.pasadenateenbookfestival.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pasadenalovesya/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pasadenalovesya/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pasadenalovesya 

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