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The Unwanteds

The Unwanteds

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The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter... [The Unwanteds] is sure to be a double hit."
Kirkus Reviews

Quill prevails when the strong survive

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their graves.

On the day of the Purge, identical twins Alex and Aaron Stowe await their fate. While Aaron is hopeful of becoming a Wanted, Alex knows his chances are slim. He's been caught drawing with a stick in the dirt-and in the stark gray land of Quill, being creative is a death sentence.

But when Alex and the other Unwanteds face the Eliminators, they discover an eccentric magician named Mr. Today and his hidden world that exists to save the condemned children. Artimé is a colorful place of talking statues, uncommon creatures, and artistic magic, where creativity is considered a gift... and a weapon.

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March 3, 2019
TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Signing in the Mostly Books Booth
11-11:30am

A Menagerie of Characters: The Role of Animals in Literature Authors engage their readers through creating a menagerie of compelling characters, but animals in particular have always played a powerful role in middle-grade novels. Four best-selling authors will talk about the animal characters that populate their books.
Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)
Panelists: Kathi Appelt, Sayantani DasGupta, James Howe, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber


Sequels and Spin-Offs in YA Literature Trilogies and series have long been popular in YA literature. An interesting trend are books which take a minor character or world from one series to create a whole new series that is a spin-off of the original series. Three authors will talk about their use of sequels and spin-offs in their writing of fantasy.
Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)

Panelists: Rae Carson, Dhonielle Clayton, Robin LaFevers, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner

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