Teens and tweens who love to read can meet some of their favorite authors at YAllapalooza, Changing Hands Bookstore’s celebration of the Young Adult, or YA, genre.
The bookstore’s neighbor, Hoodlums Music and Movies, is co-sponsoring the party, which will feature pizza, games, prizes and autographs from popular authors.
Among the writers slated to attend: Lisa Mangum (“The Hourglass Door”), Bree Despain (“The Dark Divine”), Karen Hoover (“Wolfchild Saga”), Cameron Stracher (“The Water Wars”), Jessica Day George (“Princess of Glass”), Janette Rallison (“My Fair Godmother”), James Owen (“Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica”), Angela Morrison (“Taken by Storm”), Tom Leveen (“Party”), Jon Lewis (“The Grey Griffins: Clockwork Chronicles”), Adam Rex (“Fat Vampire”), Laurie Brooks (“Selkie Girl”), Lisa McMann (“Wake”) and Kofi O. Okyere (“Cabo Corso”).
>> YAllapalooza kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive. Free. (480) 730-0205 or changinghands.com.