Unshelved comic strip for 10/3/2015

Book Reviews

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a cow with the image if Jesus on its flank, a young boy who grew up outside society's normal rules, a girl who wants a warrior's horse but gets a pony, Peter Pan, a mis-matched teenage love, a young boy who hates his stuffed koala bear, the landscape of eastern and central Washington State, and a reluctant manifesto against football.

Bonus: If you're one of the first five people to email me your address after reading this, Fantagraphics will send you a free copy of The Complete Peanuts 1997-1998.

What's On Your Diversity Audio Shelf?

We are delighted to welcome back Listening Library as this week's sponsor! They are committed to making diverse literature accessible to young people. Please click through to discover bold new titles and a wealth of resources that celebrate diversity. While you're there, you can ENTER TO WIN five new releases for your Diversity Audio Shelf!

Welcome Ang

Please welcome the newest member of Team Unshelved, Angela Moeny!

Many of you already know Ang, who has been helping us at conferences for several years now. She is one of our book reviewers, photographed the "Book That Got Away" comic featuring Macmillan's Talia Sherer (here are links to parts 1, 2, and 3), and until recently was a school librarian in Grants Pass, OR. Ang joins us as Unshelved's Associate Publisher, which is a fancy way of saying that she'll be doing about thirty different jobs, including working with our beloved sponsors.

Look for Ang this Fall at the Unshelved booth at AASL and NCTE, and be sure to say Hi!

Book Reviews

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about misbehaving dinosaurs, a woman who was separated from her siblings, typewriter poems, a thirteen-year-old who longs to see his daughter, a terrible magician, a Japanese woman who returns home for her father's funeral, the mystery solving national coroner of Laos, and a collection of stories by the late Jay Lake.

Breaking Boundaries with Griffin Teen

This week’s sponsor, Macmillan Library, has some compelling new YA titles from their Griffin Teen imprint, including the sequel to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. We hope you’ll click through for more information on these boundary breaking reads!

This classic Unshelved strip

originally appeared on September 15, 2004.

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