The Largest DC-Area Book Festival Dedicated to Young Adult Authors and Readers, NoVa TEEN Book Festival, Announces 2020 Line Up: Sabaa Tahir, New York Times Bestselling Author, Keynotes on March 14 in Falls Church


January 17, 2020 – Arlington, VA  – Sabaa Tahir, a New York Times bestselling author of the Ember Quartet series, leads the author line up released today for the 7th annualNoVaTEEN Book Festival coming to Marshall High School in Falls Church on March 14, 2020. The free Festival which has grown from around 300 attendees in 2014 to 1,000 last year, brings together authors and readers to celebrate and promote Young Adult (YA) fiction.

Previous NoVaTEEN festivals have featured Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Karen M. McManus (One of Us is Next), Holly Black (The Cruel Prince), Julie Murphy (Dumplin’) and Marie Lu (the Young Elites series).

One More Page Books, an independent, neighborhood-oriented bookstore in the Falls Church/Arlington community, co-hosts the event with Arlington Public Library, Fairfax County Public Library, Loudon County Public Library, George Mason University’s Fall for the Book, Friends of Arlington Public Library (FOAL) and other area public library and school systems to offer this intimate, day-long literary event. Tickets are available now at 

In alphabetical order, the authors announced today are:

  • Anna Bright, The Beholder
  • Mintie Das, Brown Girl Ghosted
  • Alechia Dow, The Sound of Stars
  • MK England, Spellhacker
  • Mia García, The Resolutions
  • Adalyn Grace, All the Stars and Teeth
  • Robin Ha, Almost American Girl
  • Olivia Hinebaugh, The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me
  • Christina June, No Place Like Here
  • Ariel Kaplan, We Are the Perfect Girl
  • Brigid Kemmerer, A Heart So Fierce and Broken
  • Ryan La Sala, Reverie
  • Mackenzie Lee, A Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky
  • Katie McGarry, Echoes Between Us
  • Alexandra Monir, The Life Below: The Final Six #2
  • Caroline Richmond Tung, Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Love & Food
  • Kristen Simmons, Scammed: Vale Hall #2
  • Zack Smedley, Deposing Nathan
  • Phil Stamper, The Gravity of Us
  • Danielle Stinson, Before I Disappear
  • Sabaa Tahir, A Reaper at the Gates
  • Robin Talley, Music from Another World
  • Nandi Taylor, Given
  • Katy Upperman, How the Light Gets In
  • Ismée Williams, This Train is Being Held
  • Ashley Woodfolk, When You Were Everything

The Festival will be held March 14th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm , at Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043). The event is free and open to the public; tickets are available in advance at

In addition to the keynote address, the day-long event will include moderated author panels, breakout sessions, games, writing workshops and author signings. NoVa TEEN will announce the full schedule next month. Many of the authors will also spend time on Friday meeting students at area high schools.

One More Page Books will be on-site throughout the day offering the participating authors’ books for sale which authors will sign at the end of the day from 5:00pm – 6:00 pm. Books are also available for purchase in advance from One More Page Books at


About NoVa TEEN Book Festival 

NoVa TEEN Book Festival is a free, day-long literary event packed with books, authors, and activities in Falls Church, Virginia. Book lovers of all ages are welcome. To learn more, visit and stay up-to-date via the @NoVaTEENBF Twitter feed and the @NoVaTEENBF Instagram feed .


About One More Page Books

One More Page Books, the official bookseller of NoVa TEEN Book Festival, is an independent bookstore located at 2200 North Westmoreland Street in Arlington, VA, and carries more than 6,000 quality titles for adults and children, wine, chocolates, greeting cards and more. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm. More information can be found at