Author Talks, Banned Books, Book Discussion Group, YA Author Talk: Banned Book Club Event with Kalynn Bayron: Cinderella Is Dead

Date and Time
Thursday, July 25, 2024, 3 - 4 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
For ages 13 to 18 years
Event Details


View the livestream on NYPL's Teen Banned Book Club page on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at 3 PM ET.

Join bestselling author Kalynn Bayron, The New York Public Library, and teens across the country for a special virtual discussion of Cinderella Is Dead, the latest title in our national Teen Banned Book Club.

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Readers anywhere in the U.S. can borrow Cinderella Is Dead for free from the "Books for All" library on SimplyE, NYPL's e-reader app. The book is available to all readers ages 13 and above through August 2, 2024. Learn more and download the app for iOS or Android to get reading!


About the Book

Sixteen-year-old Sophia would rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than attend the Annual Ball as is required of all the girls in her village. After fleeing dramatically, Sophia meets the descendants of Cinderella and her stepsisters, who vow to discover the truth and bring down the king.

About Kalynn Bayron

Kalynn Bayron is the New York Times and Indie bestselling author of the YA fantasy novels Cinderella Is Dead and This Poison Heart. Her latest works include the YA horror novel You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight and the middle grade paranormal adventure The Vanquishers. She is a CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominee, a Bram Stoker Award nominee, a LOCUS Award finalist, and the recipient of the 2022 Randall Kenan Award for Black LGBTQ fiction. She is a classically trained vocalist and musical theater enthusiast. When she's not writing you can find her watching scary movies and spending time with her family.


View the livestream on NYPL's Teen Banned Book Club page.

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How to Get Involved


Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing