Series The Shadowshaper Cypher By Daniel José Older

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Publisher Scholastic Imprint Arthur A. Levine ISBN


Awards and Honors Finalist for the 2015 <i>Kirkus</i> Prize<br> <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Books of 2015, Young Adult<br> <i>Booklist</i> 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Arts<br> <i>SLJ</i>’s Best Books of 2015, Young Adult<br> <i>SLJ</i>’s Top Latino-themed Books 2015<br> <i>The New York Times</i> Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Young Adult<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Books of 2015, Teen<br> <i>Booklist</i> Best Young Adult Books of 2015<br> <i>Booklist</i> Editor’s Choice 2015, Fiction<br> 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Top Ten<br> YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults 2016, Top Ten<br> <i>Booklist</i> Top 10 Books for Youth 2016, Multicultural Fiction<br CCBC Choices 2016, Fiction for Young Adults<br> 2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Speculative Fiction<br> 2015 Nominee, Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy<br> BuzzFeed’s 16 of the Best YA Books of 2015<br> Best Multicultural Books of 2015


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In Brooklyn, Sierra trains in a secret magic, “shadowshaping,” that infuses ancestral spirits into drawings to create living art. Meanwhile, a killer and his minions aim to destroy all shadowshapers.
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City High School (Grades 10 & Up)

City High School

City High School (Grades 10 & Up)

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Teen readers looking for realistic city settings and urban themes will enjoy these often-gritty titles that deal with contemporary situations and feature ethnically and culturally diverse characters. These titles will have special appeal for urban teens who want to see their own lives reflected in the books they read. Readers interested in the excitement and challenges of a city setting will also be drawn to the 12 books that comprise this category.

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