YSU English Festival

2020 English Festival

10 - 12th grades: April 22, 2020            
7 - 9th grades: April 23 - 24, 2020

Thomas and Carol Gay Guest Lecturers - Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace

James A. Houck Guest Lecturer - Rita Williams-Garcia

During the summer, the Youngstown State University English Festival committee will be reviewing the following books for the 2020 Festival. The official lists will be announced in the fall.

Books by Visiting Authors

  • Wallace, Rich. Wrestling Sturbridge
  • Wallace, Sandra Neil.  Muckers.
  • Wallace, Rich and Sandra Neil Wallace.  Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights
  • Wallace, Rich & Sandra Neil Wallace. Babe Conquers the World
  • Wallace, Sandra Neil. Bound By Ice
  • Williams-Garcia, Rita. Gone Crazy in Alabama
  • Williams-Garcia, Rita. One Crazy Summer
  • Williams-Garcia, Rita.  Jumped.
  • Williams-Garcia. Like Sisters on the Homefront

Other Books

  • Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book
  • Krosoczka, Jarrett J.  Hey, Kiddo
  • Lu, Marie. Warcross
  • Maguire, Gregory. What the Dickens
  • Prince, Liz. Tomboy
  • Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down
  • Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight
  • Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone
  • Latham, Jennifer. Dreamland Burning
  • Woodson, Jacqueline. After Tupac and D Foster

Optional Book/Picture Book

  • Wallace, Sandra Neil. Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery