This week's Unshelved Book Club features Young Adult books about contacting an evil spirit via a Ouija board, two teens who explore New York City during a blackout, a young woman sent to prison after beating a policewoman, a young volunteer nurse during the Spanish Influenza, a teen who writes a book on what boys want, two slackers who connect during a poetry slam, a romance that starts during an OCD support group, and a world record setting family.
Plus I recently had a chance to talk to YA graphic novel superstar and Printz winner Gene Yang about superheroes, fatherhood, teaching, and his new book, The Shadow Hero.
Gene A: I heard you’re teaching an MFA class?
Gene Y: I am. I’m on the faculty of an MFA for children’s writing. I’m teaching at Hamline University in Minnesota as part of their low-residency program. I fly out there once a year for about a week and the rest of the year I work with students online. This is the third year I’ve done it.
On top of your high school job and all the writing you do?
Jan. 19, 2018 Downer's Grove, IL
Downer's Grove Public Library Staff Day (private event) (Gene)
Feb. 9 - 12, 2018 Denver, CO
ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth 714) (Gene)
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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