Our Next Good Read: Shadowshaper

Join us JanuarShadowshapery 11th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading Shadowshaper (Ages 12 and up) by Daniel José Older.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book from Goodreads:

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra’s near-comatose abuelo begins to say “No importa” over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep…. Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order’s secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick’s supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family’s past, present, and future.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by January 4th!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of February’s featured book, Names on a Map (Adult level)Join us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on January 11th!

5 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read: Shadowshaper

  1. Can you tell me what you mean by “see you on January 11th?” Are you doing a chat on Twitter? I’m a Spanish teaching in Iowa looking for some fresh ideas and I’m hoping to find them here! 🙂 And, of course, I would love to win a copy of the book you mentioned.

    • Hi Elizabeth! We are very happy that you’ve decided to visit our blog, and you have definitely come to the right place for fresh ideas for your classroom! January 11th we are hosting a book group discussion here in Albuquerque. However, we also understand that many of our followers are not necessarily ABQ locals, so many of our resources are also available online. For instance, you can check out our Educator’s Guides and Lesson Plans, and we also put out weekly book reviews of children’s and young adult books along with tips on how to use them in the classroom, just to name a few. We hope you find our resources helpful, and feel free to comment with any other questions you might have about the blog and our materials! We will also enter you in our raffle for a copy of this great book =)
      -Alice

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