He's the 2014 Printz Award recipient (Midwinterblood). Now Marcus Sedgwick brings us his new novel, She Is Not Invisible, on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. In this thriller that challenges readers' understanding of the universe, a blind girl leads the way on a transatlantic adventure. Obsession, family ties, and mystery weave to create a taut mystery. Ages 12+.
Stone Barrington is back in Stuart Woods' extraordinary new adventure, Carnal Curiosity. This time out, Stone and his business partner investigate the world of the Manhattan elite. Join us Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. as Stuart Woods stops by to present the newest addition to his New York Times Bestselling Stone Barrington series.
Shelia P. Moses (The Legend of Buddy Bush, Joseph's Grace) returns Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. with The Sittin' Up. When his adopted grandfather, the last slave man around, dies in 1940, Bean is hurt, but excited to be included in his first sittin' up--a wake for the dead. Bean and his best friend face an unforgettable week, laced with humor. Ages 10+.
Whether seen in movie theaters, VHS, or even DVD, Shirley Temple has had a major impact on many different ages and generations. UNC professor of History and American Studies, John Kasson, focuses on her impact on 1930s America in his book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America. This is a remarkable dual biography that tells us not only the story of Temple's brief reign over Hollywood, but also the story of an entire country enduring the Great Depression. Join us Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. as we remember the child star.
- Kwame Alexander (pictured) with The Crossover, a novel in verse for basketball lovers.
- Kate Samworth with Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual, a comic environmental fable.
- Audrey Vernick with Screaming at the Ump, in which sports and ethics collide.
- Marcia Wells with Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, in which Eddie's special talents are put to use.
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