BLB Virtual Event: Lamar Giles, Last Chance for Logan County

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

The Legendary Alston Boys meet Tristan Strong as we host authors Lamar Giles and Kwame Mbalia in conversation to celebrate the release of Lamar’s latest book, THE LAST CHANCE FOR LOGAN COUNTY!

                                                                  

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In this third Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar Award–nominated author Lamar Giles,  Otto and Sheed have to team up with the Ellison twins to take down a corporation obsessed with the weirdness of Logan County and that's turning its residents into Money-Zombies. 

Otto and Sheed are back in yet another legendary adventure that just might take all their deduction skills, and a good bit of help from friends and family, to solve.

With the Rorrim Mirror Emporium closed and their adventures through the last mirror on the left behind them, Otto and Sheed are ready for things to get back to normal. But the FixItYall that Sheed took warned of side effects and they quickly come true—starting with a thunderstorm raining frogs. But that's only the beginning. Teachers begin quitting suddenly, vets leave their animals behind, and a strange goat starts delivering takeout orders. When a suspicious company known as GOO, obsessed with Logan County's weirdness, shows up and starts buying all the property in town and threatening to take Sheed away after some strange new energy is traced back to him, the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, along with Otto's mom, Sheed's dad, and the Ellison twins, have to find a way to save their town and keep their family together. 

 

Lamar Giles is an Edgar Award-nominated author and has published three young adult novels. He is the co-founder of #WeNeedDiverse books and has edited two #WNDB anthologies, including 2018's Fresh Ink. He lives in Harrisonburg,VA. www.lrgiles.com, Twitter: @LRGiles, Instagram: @LamarGiles

Kwame Mbalia is the New York Times best-selling author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor award. The book was also named to best-of-the-year lists compiled by Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Public Library, and the New York Times. The second book in the trilogy is Tristan Strong Destroys the World, and Tristan Strong Keeps Punching is the third. Kwame also co-wrote Last Gate of the Emperor with Prince Joel Makonnen and edited the instant New York Times best-seller Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood. Kwame lives with his wife and children near Raleigh, North Carolina, where he is currently working several projects, including a new middle grade series. Follow him on Twitter @KSekouM.

Event address: 
South Bend, IN 46634
Books: 
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The Last Chance for Logan County (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Derick Brooks (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780358423362
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Versify - October 19th, 2021

In this third Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar Award–nominated author Lamar Giles,  Otto and Sheed have to team up with the Ellison twins to take down a corporation obsessed with the weirdness of Logan County and that's turning its residents into Money-Zombies. 

Otto and Sheed are back in yet another legendary adventure that just might take all their


The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358244417
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Versify - September 8th, 2020

"The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons.


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The Last Mirror on the Left (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358613329
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Versify - September 21st, 2021

In this new Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar-nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed must embark on their most dangerous journey yet, bringing a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules to play by.

Unlike the majority of Logan County's residents, Missus Nedraw of the Rorrim Mirror Emporium remembers the time freeze from Th


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Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 3) Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781368054874
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 5th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the finale of Kwame Mbalia's trilogy, in which Tristan Strong faces off with his archenemy, King Cotton, once and for all.

"Imagine if you combined Anansi the Spider, John Henry, and Marvel into, like, one book."--New York Times best-selling author and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authorsincluding Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!