The second fall Butler Book Banter (B3), the Butler Center’s popular youth literature discussion group, is taking place Tuesday 10/13/15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All GSLIS students and youth-services colleagues are welcome!
We’ll be following the popular cable TV programming theme of “Shock-tober” by focusing on spooky books for teens this month (selected with the reccomendation of Hal Patnott, current grad assistant in Butler and a YA specialist; thanks, Hal!). If you’re prepared to be scared, give these new books a shivery read and join us on the lucky 13th to discuss them:
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
This urban fantasy is receiving starred reviews for its riveting blend of suspense and current cultural commentary. Visit Brooklyn in the depth of night, and the dusty archives of the Columbia University library, with teen Sierra Santiago as she and her friends unravel the mystery of the shadowshapers, and what this group has to do with neighbors who’ve disappeared, and murals that are fading in the neighborhood.
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
The legend of Dracula is extended to a current-day setting, with descendants of the Van Helsing and Harker families doing battle once again with the undead. It’s not necessary to be intimately familiar with the original Dracula story to be enjoyably terrified by this new tale, but it helps; there are subtle references to details from the Bram Stoker book throughout, that add interest for classic horror fans.
Join us in the Butler Center on Tuesday, 10/13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to freak each other out over these scary stories. No RSVP necessary, but you can tell me you’re coming if you like, at email@example.com.