The 2016 NoVa TEEN Book Festival was held on Saturday, March 5, at Washington-Lee High School. Main panel discussions included journeys of self-discovery and resilience in contemporary YA, the various avenues to publishing, explorations of how history is interpreted and recorded, and atmospheric stories that give you the creeps. Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely discussed their award winning book, All American Boys. Young Adult book-themed Game Panels included Smash the Buzzer, Mad Libs, The Dating Game, Password and Pictionary. Breakout panels continued throughout the day, giving readers a chance to participate in small group Q&A discussions with authors. Holly Black gave the keynote address.