School Library Journal is giving away 25 author-signed copies of the latest book in the format-bending “Infinity Ring” series (Scholastic). Written by Matt de la Peña, the middle grade novel Curse of the Ancients continues the adventures of Dak, Sera, and Riq, who are on a quest to set history back on course by traveling to different cataclysmic events in time. There are seven books and seven original online episodes in the epic tale and each title comes packaged with a full-color, two-sided, collectible Hystorian’s Guide, a player’s strategy guide to the online adventure.
In the fourth entry of the series, de la Peña focuses on the Mayan culture and ties Sera’s past and future to ancient Mexico. The author of several young adult novels including Ball Don’t Lie and Mexican Whiteboy (both Delacorte), and the award-winning picture book, A Nation’s Hope (Dial), de la Peña was the closing keynote speaker at SLJ’s Public Library Leadership Think Tank, held April 5 at the New York Public Library. Listen to him discuss Curse of the Ancients, libraries, and his path to reading in this audio recording of his speech.
To receive a signed ARC of Curse of the Ancients by Matt de la Peña, leave a comment below. The first 25 people to do so will be contacted by SLJ for mailing information. The book is set to publish on June 4, 2013.