LGBTQ+ Rep in YA

Event date: Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:00 am (Virtual event)
Paul Coccia

Our  LGBTQ+ Representation in YA Lit event is on Friday, May 7 (11AM and 1PM EST) for grades 7 and up, with authors Robin Stevenson, Tanya Boteju, Tash McAdam and Paul Coccia.

Robin Stevenson: Robin Stevenson is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including the non-fiction book, Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle. Her newest teen novel, When You Get the Chance, comes out this May. (

Tanya Boteju: Tanya's novel, Kings, Queens and In-Betweens,was named an Indie Top Ten Pick of the Summer by the American Booksellers Association, and her new book, Bruised, is a Junior Library Gold Standard selection. (

Tash McAdam: Tash is Welsh-Canadian author and teacher. Their publications include The Psionics and the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Select Blood Sport. (

Paul Coccia: Paul Coccia is the author of Cub, The Player and an upcoming middle grade novel co-authored with Eric Walters (March, 2022). Paul has a specialist in English Literature from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. (