Words & Pictures

Nicola Yoon


“A moving and suspenseful portrayal of a fleeting relationship.”


Nicola Yoon was propelled into the spotlight with her debut young adult novels known for their unconventional storytelling, highly romantic meet-cute scenarios, and tear-jerker endings. Everything, Everything is a New York Times #1 bestseller and a major motion picture and her latest The Sun Is Also a Star was named a National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner.

To understand the characters in The Sun Is Also a Star and their love story, we must know everything around them and everything that came before them that has affected who they are and what they experience. Readers meet two teens—Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica—and their story as they cross paths in New York City on one very eventful day. Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, and Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try to prevent her family’s deportation to Jamaica—and eventually…fall in love.

“With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying.”


Book Signing

A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.



EQT Foundation, The Grable Foundation, PIC5K and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation

Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


Upcoming Lectures

Jan Beatty


Colm Toibin

SEP 16

Pico Iyer

SEP 30

Victoria Chang

OCT 24