JONESBORO — The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library Teen Zone will host Torrey Maldonado, author of three critically acclaimed middle-grade books, in a virtual author event at 10:30 a.m. Thursday via Zoom to discuss his book “What Lane?”

The event is intended for 7th- through 12th-graders. Registration is required.

According to Teen Services Librarian Jolene Mullet, Maldonado’s books address current issues that matter to students and young people everywhere.

“His own background as a reluctant reader is a great way for him to connect with young people who might have experienced something similar,” Mullet said.

For more information on the event, please email Mullet at jmullet@libraryinjonesboro.org.