Part of the Story

Register for Part of the Story 2021

Part of the Story

Part of the Story is a unique book-based program that engages teens in discussing topics with real-life impact. Teens can then create a call to action for their community as a response to the themes addressed in the book.

Watch this short video from Part of the Story 2019!

Join us this year online via Google Meet!

Register for Part of the Story 2021

We are asking that you read the book, Dread Nation, before the event. Register to let us know where you would like to pick up your free copy.
Registration closes on Thursday, March 25th at 5pm.

This event is free to attend. All you will need is a Google Account to access the Google Meet links.

Need a Google Account? Click here.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

The 2021 Part of the Story book is…

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

YES 2020 author, Justina Ireland, will return and delve deeper into the themes of her book, Dread Nation, a novel about teens creating social change in the aftermath of the civil war and amid a zombie pandemic. 

Part of the Story 2021 Events:

  • Justina Ireland will lead a workshop on her book, her writing process, and social justice themes.
  • Participants will discuss what they learned in small groups.
  • Staff from LAMAR Advertising will run a Billboard Design 101 session and students will work in groups to create a design for a billboard to share a message with the community based on their response to the book. Designs will be evaluated by a panel of judges and the winning design will be displayed on billboards around York County.

About the Author

Justina Ireland is the author of Dread Nation, a New York Times bestseller as well as the sequel Deathless Divide. Her earlier works include the fantasy young adult novels Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows.

Justina also writes for the Star Wars franchise, including the books Lando’s Luck, Spark of the Resistance, and the upcoming A Test of Courage, part of the High Republic publishing initiative.

She is the former co-editor in chief of FIYAH Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, for which she won a World Fantasy Award. She holds a BA from Armstrong Atlantic University and an MFA from Hamline University.