YA Survival Tour

Join YA Authors Mary Cronk Farrell, Maureen McQuerry and Stephen Wallenfels for an afternoon of stories of resilience, courage, adversity and triumph!

From Mary Cronk Farrell, the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, now comes the incredible story of how black women in the army helped change the course of World War II. Standing Up Against Hate is a much-need perspective on the lives of women of color in WWII America, some of the bravest and most adventurous women of their time.

“The book is a gem…Farrell settles in to explain with depth and precision the fight black women faced both in and out of the military.”` School Library Connection starred review 










Between Before and After, by award-winning author Maureen McQuerry, (The Peculiars an ALA Best Book and Westchester Award winner) explores the nature of family secrets, resiliency, and redemption as seen through the eyes of two young adults told in dual narratives between 1918 New York City and 1955 San Jose, California. This historical coming-of-age Young Adult story about the complex bonds between mothers and daughters ties personal connection to national pandemic telling a story of redemption, hope, and the bonds of family.


 “In, Between Before and After, Maureen McQuerry weaves two equally captivating story lines into a seamless and moving tale of a daughter's search for her mother's truth. There's no better way to say it than this--I loved this book!” Suzanne Selfors, NYT bestselling author 











New from YA thriller novelist Stephen Wallenfels, author of the critically acclaimed Sci-Fi debut novel POD (Penguin-ACE, 2012) and BAD CALL (Disney-Hyperion 2017), comes his latest survival thriller, DEADFALL, featuring twin brothers on the run who encounter an abducted girl in the mountains of Oregon. They must work together to avoid a determined killer while sorting out the mystery that set them on this perilous path.


“This tightly plotted roller coaster ride features very bad guys doing very bad things and fraught family drama. A hair-raising, explosive thriller.”  Kirkus


“A suspenseful thriller for fans of wilderness survival stories.”  Booklist

Event date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
5629 Summitview Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908
Between Before and After Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310767381
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blink - February 5th, 2019

Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419731600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019

Deadfall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368014267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 11th, 2018