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Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a being who punishes wickedness, a man trying to survive naked on a deserted island for 60 days, a learned pig, a murdered emperor's children, a retired U.S. spy out to stop a terrorist, a boy beaten for seducing the wrong girl, an amnesiac girl who finds a key to a new world, and a boy in Quebec in 1970 who becomes a scout.

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Win a Simon & Schuster Banned Books Week poster

Our friends at Simon & Schuster have a strong tradition of increasing awareness of censorship during Banned Books Week. Once again they have a web page full of resources, and you can enter to win their 2014 Banned Books Week poster! Check it out.

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about love, San Francisco, freediving, nuclear fallout, a teen abandoned with her grandmother, small talk, Derek Jeter, and grudges.

Gene back at WALE

In a late-breaking development, Gene will be returning as keynote speaker at the WALE conference in Lake Chelan, WA. This is very probably most likely almost definitely the last addition to our 2014 keynote schedule, but it's a great time to sign us up for your 2015 event!

Meanwhile, I am continuing to sign up public libraries for my public program on cartooning. I've just added two dates in New England in October, and I could probably squeeze in one more.

As always you can find out more at our talks & appearances page.

Back To School Cool with Griffin Teen

Back To School Cool with Griffin Teen

Our sponsor this week is Unshelved's oldest and bestest friend, Talia Sherer from Macmillan Library. You all know her, you all love her. This week she'd like you to know about some cool new titles from Griffin Teen: SWAY by Kat Spears, FEUDS by Avery Hastings, BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman, PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine, and ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL by James Herriot. Check them out!

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Teen Tyler Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house. Then he killed his mother and father with a hammer.

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