ShadowshaperBook Club Kit - 2015
Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world.
Sierra Santiago planned to have an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on.
With the help of a mysterious fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for herself and generations to come.
Full of a joyful, defiant spirit and writing as luscious as a Brooklyn summer night, Shadowshaper marks the YA debut of a brilliant new storyteller.
From Library Staff
APRIL 6 - Sierra's summer plans consist of spending time with friends and her art supplies, but then weird occurrences start happening in her neighborhood. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts speaking again, a corpse crashes a party she's at, and then the murals start weeping real tears. Sierra ... Read More »
LPL_KateG May 08, 2015
Coming summer 2015 - be sure to get on the holds list for this beautiful, fast-paced, engaging YA fantasy read! I'm hooked on Sierra Santiago's story and hope we see more of her in the future.
Older wrote this book as the answer to, "What would Harry Potter look like if it featured a diverse cast?" The result is an engaging and creative story of magic set in the Bronx. Recently published, this novel has found much critical acclaim.
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We are entwined. I drew power from the spirits and spirit workers and I returned it to them tenfold. The true source of shadowshaper magic is in that connection, community, Sierra. We are interdependent.
Crazy. It was the same word María and Tía Rosa flung at Grandpa Lázaro. The same word anyone said when they didn't understand something. "Crazy" was a way to shut people up, disregard them entirely.
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Mysteries and danger begin to unfold as Sierra discovers secrets about her family and the tradition of the Shadowshaper. When danger closes in Sierra must work with Robbie, a quiet fellow artist, to discover her gift and the legacy of being able to channel spirits into art. As dark forces threaten her family, friends and the family tradition she is only just discovering, Sierra must learn quickly how to wield her new found powers to save them all. Diverse characters discovering their own sense of power and the value of family history and legacy make this a must read book.
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