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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Come Talk About Jamaican YA Books

Come talk about Jamaican YA books

Lovers of YA fiction are invited to drop in and have a chat about Jamaican books written in that genre at the YA Readers Hangout from at the JCDC Independence Village. YA fiction, and author and literary festival collaborator, Gwyneth Harold Davidson , will be on hand to share her thoughts on Jamaican YA books that she has read, and which are available in print or e-book editions.

The featured book at the booth for sale will be Harold Davidson's Young Heroes of the Caribbean, which is realistic contemporary fiction with historical tales woven in. A chess board for all-comers and occasional writing activities will also be at the booth during the fair.

The Independence Village will be open from noon to midnight daily, August 1 - 6 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica.

YA books are considered to be books that are marketed to adolescents and young adults. It is within the canon of children or juvenile books and includes well-known classics as well as contemporary books. Themes in YA usually cover coming-of-age issues across all writing genres including romance, fantasy, graphic and literature.

Harold Davidson's comments on Jamaican books are on her Goodreads page

The Independence Fair will feature daily and nightly entertainment for the family including music performances, exhibitions, local food and drink.