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Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features graphic novels about a boy growing up in a graveyard, an award-winning caligrapher, a chef who uses magic to undo her mistakes, mutts, an amusement park run by monsters, dog butts, Uncle Scrooge, and tiny beings trying to figure out to live in and around a little girl's corpse.

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Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a teenager who finds out the world didn't end, quarterbacks, a young woman who has to help souls pass into the afterlife (and the young woman who wrote her story), a boy who can turn into bigfoot, Death's daughter (who is on the run from her father), Sherlock Holmes, two brave kids from Pakistan, and D-Day.

Georgia On Our Minds


Gene and I are excited to add Georgia to the long list of states at which we're speaking (there aren't many left who haven't invited us to speak - we're looking at you, Hawaii). We'll be delivering a keynote at the Georgia Library Association on October 8th in Athens and we're looking forward to seeing you there!

Putting on a conference or staff event this year? It's not too late to hire us to speak. Check out our talks & appearances page for more information and contact info.

And of course you can hire me to speak to your library's patrons about my career in cartooning, if my family's roadtrip is heading to your area.

The Glass Arrow

The Glass Arrow

Unshelved is sponsored this week by our friends at Tor Teen, publisher of The Glass Arrow, by Kristen Simmons, author of Article 5, Breaking Point, and Three. Her latest is a dystopian thriller:

Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man’s forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they’re all used up.

Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her.

Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom . . . if she can truly trust him.

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Apr 12 Austin, TX
Austin Public Library
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Texas Library Association conference
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Apr 18 DeSoto, TX
Best Southwest Book Festival
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Apr 24 Omaha, NE
Omaha Public Library staff
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