Join Us for an Author Signing with Neal Shusterman at ALA!

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Attending the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego? Thorndike Press is excited to invite you to a special event featuring award-winning YA author Neal Shusterman!

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Shusterman will be signing FREE large print editions of his acclaimed books, Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe and I Am the Walrus from The N.O.A.H. Files.* First come, first served, while supplies last!

New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman is a prolific and award-winning writer of young adult fiction, recently honored with the 2024 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contributions to YA literature. Watch the captivating School Library Journal editorial webcast for more insights. His thought-provoking stories explore complex themes and have garnered critical acclaim, with several adaptations in development for film and television. Shusterman’s diverse talents extend beyond writing; he directs films, writes music, and engages audiences as a dynamic speaker.

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Neal Shusterman, celebrate his exceptional contributions to YA literature, and discover the joy of reading with large print books! We look forward to seeing you there!

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe

For Grades 7 and up.
There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control. Neal Shusterman–along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofia Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman–returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between.

I Am the Walrus (The N.O.A.H. Files, Book 1)

For Grades 5–9
When fourteen-year-old Noah falls from the trees on his classmate Sahara, he doesn’t understand how, or why, he would have been up there. It’s just one more strange thing happening to Noah lately. Like when he keels over and every muscle in his body freezes when confronted by bullies. And when he vanishes into the background at a moment he doesn’t want to be noticed. And when he unexpectedly blasts Sahara with a bird shriek while flapping his arms uncontrollably in the middle of a school dance. What does it all mean? And why do there suddenly seem to be so many mysterious people trying to kill him? Noah’s friend Ogden has an idea, but it’s out there. Way out there.

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*While supplies last, limit one per person.

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