On September 28 at 3:30pm, Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson will visit the University Bookstore in Seattle to read and sign their most popular books. Forman’s novel, If I Stay, came to life on the big screen this August, while Nelson’s recently released novel, I’ll Give You the Sun, has been on most anticipated lists for months.
Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]
On September 25 at 7 pm, middle-grade authors Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier will visit the University Bookstore in Seattle for a joint reading and signing. Recognized for their graphic novel-style storytelling, Kibuishi is best known for the fantastic adventures of his Amulet series, and Telgemeier for her tale of orthodontia and adolescence in Smile.
Weekend Book Giveaway: Ruin and Rising
Are you eager to read the conclusion of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo? Beat the line and win a lovely hardback copy of Ruin and Rising through us!
From the publisher:
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers.
For your chance to win tell me about your favorite mythical creature, and why you would (or would NOT) want one for a pet.
Random Number Generator will pick a winner on Wednesday September 16, 2014. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.
Meet James Dashner this weekend!
Saturday • September 13 • 3pm • University Bookstore in Seattle
Reading and book signing with James Dashner, author of the bestselling Maze Runner series. This thrilling YA adventure about a fight for survival inside a shape-shifting maze that will come to the big screen later this month.
Weekend Book Giveaway: Doon x2
For all you fantasy lovers, do we have a treat this weekend! Not only can you win a brand new paperback of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon (which is inspired by the musical Brigadoon!) you can also win an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) of the sequel: Destined for Doon, which just came out September 2nd!