North Texas Teen Book Festival 2020 Booth Schedule and Events!

We’re heading to the North Texas Teen Book Festival 3/6-3/7 in Irving, Texas! Visit us at the Underlined & Random House Children’s Books Booth for swag, games, signings, and more! See below for our full schedule of giveaways* and events:

10:00 Author Signing and Giveaway:

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Dear Martin meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting YA novel. Come meet the debut author and get a signed early copy!

This Is My America

This Is My America

About the book:

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time—her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?

11:30 AM Underlined Quiz and Giveaway:

Meet Your Match!

Underlined presents our YA match-making services for teens. Take the quiz and win an early copy of your perfect bookish match!

1:00 Author Signing and Giveaway:

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

Liz Lawson’s debut novel is a gripping and powerful story about putting yourself back together when it seems like you’ve lost everything. Don’t miss your chance to meet the author and get a signed early copy!

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

About the book:

May is a survivor. But she doesn’t feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn’t know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through—no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.

Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister…and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won’t let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.

Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.

2:30 Raffle Drawing:

Lights! Camera! Don’t Miss the Book-to-Screen Action! 

The book is always better . . .but these movies are pretty great! Sign up for our raffle and meet back at the booth at 2:30PM sharp to hear us call the winning tickets. You must be present to win.


PHOTO-OP & GIVEAWAY: Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power 

Become the cover model of Rory Power’s new twisty thriller! And better yet, score an early copy.

Here’s how:
1. Snap a pic at our photo-op
2. Post it on social with #BurnOurBodiesDown
and @GetUnderlined
3. Show a staff member your post
4. Get reading!

Burn Our Bodies Down

Burn Our Bodies Down

About the book:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown… where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

ACTIVITY & SWAG: Clean Getaway by Nic Stone 

Add your name to the Clean Getaway wall to help us celebrate New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone’s newest middle grade novel about an unplanned road trip packed with unforgettable lessons.


Swing by the booth to sign up for the Underlined newsletter to receive updates on everything bookish. You’ll also be one of the first to get our NEW Underlined Lanyard!


3:00 Don’t miss Nicola Yoon’s Keynote with Sarah Dessen in GB 1-3!

Random House Graphic Meeting Room!


Do you love graphic novels? Visit us at the Random House Graphic Meeting Room for swag, games, drawing, and graphic novels galore*!

8:30AM—10:30AM ACTIVITY & GIVEAWAY: Design Your Own Graphic Novel Cover

We have the supplies, but we need your talent! Add your cover to our collection and pick out an early copy of a free middle-grade graphic novel.

12:30PM DRAWING WORKSHOP & GIVEAWAY: Step into Drawing with Lucy Knisley


Step right up! Lucy is here to teach you how to draw characters from her upcoming middle-grade graphic novel, Stepping Stones! You’ll walk away with your own awesome illustrations, an enamel pin, and your choice of an early copy of Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley or Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse

2:30 PM GAME & GIVEAWAY: Pictionary with Lucy Knisley 


Graphic novels are fun, so let’s have some! You’re invited to play Pictionary with Lucy and see if your team has what it takes to be #1! All players get their choice of an early copy of Stepping Stones by Lucky Knisley or Doodleville by Chad Sell. The winning team gets a Random House Graphic tote bag stuffed with more free books!


Julie Buxbaum

Camryn Garrett

Kim Johnson

Lucy Knisley

Liz Lawson

David Levithan

Katharine McGee

Karen M. McManus

Rory Power

Lance Rubin

Nic Stone

Nicola Yoon

For a full list of panels and signings check the North Texas Teen Festival official program here. 

*All giveaways are while supplies last.

**Ticket dispersal begins at 8AM on Level 1, outside the box office.

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