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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5pm
Join bookseller Robin for a monthly no-holds-barred discussion of books, culture, and writing. Irreverents, intellectuals and instigators welcome. Recommended for ages 14-17. This month they will be discussing Scar Boys by Len Vlahos.
Location: Street: 55 Haywood St City: Asheville, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28801 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Houston Teen Book Con 2014
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 09:30am
Our 5th annual TeenBookCon is going to be the best yet! This nationally recognized event is a great opportunity for teens and other fans of YA literature to interact with a variety of authors and graphic novelists. The fantastic librarians and educators who make up the executive committee are working hard to make this a day you will never forget. Once you see this line-up of rock stars, you will start making your plans to attend. For a schedule of the event, visit teenbookcon.org Where: Alief Taylor High School, 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road, Houston, TX 77083 When: Saturday, April 26, 9:30 – 5:00 We will have 28 authors and graphic novelists attending the festival this year: Keynote Speaker: Lauri Halse Anderson - The Impossible Knife of Memory Closing Speaker: Matt de la Peña - The Living Authors Charles Benoit - Cold Calls Ann Brashares - The Here and Now Cecil Castellucci - Tin Star Svetlana Chmakova - Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 Melissa de la Cruz - The Ring and the Crown Bree Despain - Into the Dark Book #1: The Shadow Prince Elizabeth Eulberg - Better Off Friends Shannon Hale - Dangerous Jenny Han - To All The Boys I've Loved Before Rachel Hawkins - Rebel Belle April Henry - The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die Brendan Kiely - The Gospel of Winter Emery Lord - Open Road Summer Sarah Mlynowski - Don't Even Think About It Lauren Myracle - TTYL Trent Reedy - Divided we fall Jason Reynolds - When I was the Greates Eliot Schrefer - Threatened Victoria Schwab - The Unbound (An Archived Novel) Victoria Scott - Fire & Flood Tess Sharpe - Far From You Jillian Tamaki - This One Summer Mariko Tamaki - Skim Laini Taylor - Dreams of Gods & Monsters Len Vlahos - The Scar Boys John Corey Whayley - Noggin Mini Grant Contest The author who sells the most books through Blue Willow Bookshop to people who will NOT be able to attend the festival will have a mini grant named for them that will be awarded to a librarian, selected at random, who attends TeenBookCon. Get a signed copy from one of your favorite authors and help a librarian get a mini grant! Ordering If you can't attend the event and want a PERSONALIZED copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." To place an international order, please email email@example.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours. In order to ensure fulfillment the deadline for web orders is 5:00 p.m. Thursday April 24.
Location: Street: Alief Taylor High School Additional: 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77083 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Author Visit from Len for THE SCAR BOYS
Avid Bookshop, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Avid Bookshop presents author Len Vlahos in celebration of his book The Scar Boys on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. There is no admission charge. PRAISE: "It's a terrific story of a young kid overcoming a disability and finding his place in the world. I think there are far too few books like this, ones that speak to boys. I think the topics discussed are important and the resolutions the characters reach and the lessons learned will prove valuable to young readers. Finally, Len's support in the indie community CANNOT be overstated." -Matt Norcross, McLean and Eakin Booksellers "Harry's voice is pitch perfect and Len hits on many themes universal to YA lit: being different, struggling through friendships, acceptance, girls…. The list could go on and on." - Cathy Berner, Children's/Young Adult Specialist and Events Coordinator, Blue Willow Bookshop ABOUT THE BOOK: A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel. A must-read story about finding your place in the world…even if you carry scars inside and out. In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay ("...help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores...) - Harry Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tie him to a tree during a lightning storm when he is 8 years old, and the tree is struck and catches fire. Harry is badly burned and has to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly becomes his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in 8th grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescues him from the bullies and then makes the startling suggestion that they start a band together. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Len Vlahos is the Executive Director of BISG, and the former COO of the American Booksellers Association, where he worked for the past 20 years. At the ABA, he had overall responsibility for ABA's Winter Institute. So he knows booksellers and booksellers know him. Len has also worked in indie, chain, and university bookstores, was an on-air personality for a commercial radio station in Atlantic City, and worked for a time for Internet marketing guru Seth Godin. He was in a punk rock band in the mid-1980s. The Woofing Cookies toured and their music was played on dozens of college radio stations coast to coast. You can visit him online atwww.lenvlahos.com and on Twitter @LenVlahos.
Location: Street: 493 Prince Ave Additional: City: Athens, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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