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[NYC] Let's Talk YA featuring Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here

  • Strand Book Store 828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 (map)

From Strand Book Store:

It's time for our annual panel of wonderful YA authors! The following fine folks will be discussing their beloved genre and their latest book:

  • Kheryn Callendar - This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

  • Jay Coles - Tyler Johnson Was Here

  • Sara Farizan - Here to Stay

  • Alex Kahler - Runebreaker

  • David Levithan - Someday 

  • Eliot Schrefer - Orphaned 

  • Katrin van Dam - Come November

Notes on the Signing Portion:

  • Featured books will be available for purchase at the event. 

  • Purchase of one of the featured books is required to attend the signing portion.

  • Authors will sign up to three books brought from home if a featured book is purchased at this event.

Admission Options: This event is free to attend. Please RSVP on Facebook. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.


When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Tyler Johnson Was Here is a stunning account of police brutality in modern America.

Learn more about Tyler Johnson Was Here >>