Marcus Sedgwick is one of YA's stellar authors - winner of the Printz Award for Midwinterblood; shortlisted for Britain's Carnegie Medal six times, and recipient of two Printz Honors, for Revolver and Ghosts of Heaven. He returns for an afternoon program on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 pm for Saint Death. (Sorry, his flight's time was changed. If you have to rush here from school, he's worth it!) Set on the Mexican-American border near Juarez, Saint Death's setting is jarring. So too are the struggles of friends Arturo and Faustino. Brutally realistic, and infused with cold fury at the injustices wrought by society, Saint Death will leave you pondering how to make a difference in the world. Ages 14+.
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There never was a story that was happy through and through.
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"A memorable tale, one that will appeal to fans of Gary Paulsen, Jack London, and even Cormac McCarthy." --The Horn Book, starred review
Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect four episodes, from prehistory through the far future, in this Michael L. Printz Honor Book.
In prehistory, a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs.
Tens of centuries later, the treacherous waters of Golden Beck take Anna, who people call a witch.