September 25, 2017

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Win a Copy of The Book of Five Rings

Many attendees enjoyed the Classic Twists webcast during this year’s SummerTeen virtual event. Author/illustrator Sean Michael Wilson was a panelist on that presentation (still available for on-demand viewing!), and just got in touch with SLJTeen to announce that his latest title, The Book Of Five Rings, is now available —and Shambala Publications is giving away ten copies to SLJTeen readers!

This manga version of Japanese classic The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed 17th-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, reinvigorates the classic, making it more accessible and appealing to a wide audience. With atmospheric manga art by Chie Kutsuwada, and a fluid script adaptation by Wilson, the manga version works both as an engaging visual guide to Japanese swordsmanship and strategy, and as a view into Musashi’s world. If you’d like to win a copy for your library, send an email with your mailing address to with the subject Book of Fine Rings contest. Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random and notified via email by October 1.

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Day of Dialog | Brooklyn
Coinciding with Brooklyn Book Festival, this special-engagement event on September 15 will feature both Festival and metropolitan-area authors with panels modeled on Library Journal and School Library Journal’s long-running and annually sold-out Day of Dialog events. Get the inside scoop on the hottest new books—plus book giveaways and author signings!
Resistance: Children’s Books in Troubled Times
Join the Horn Book in Boston, MA on October 7th to celebrate the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners and honor books with the annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. The day includes talks, panel discussions, and small-group sessions which will examine critical issues relevant to children’s and young adult literature. Plus, registration includes admittance to the awards ceremony on Friday, October 6th!