Grades 9 – 12
Moderated by Brittany Rubiano, editor at Disney/Hyperion.
Three authors take on age-old fairy tales, with a twist. In Liz Braswell’s Straight On Till Morning, 16-year-old Wendy Darling’s only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land – and then gets an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship. Jen Calonita’s Conceal, Don’t Feel reimagines Frozen, but this time with a major twist: What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? In So This is Love, Elizabeth Lim’s Cinderella never tried on the glass slipper. She attempts a fresh start, only to become witness to a grand conspiracy to take the king – and the prince – out of power, as well as a longstanding prejudice against fairies, including Cinderella’s own Fairy Godmother.