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Albert Whitman Summer Book Giveaway



Thanks to the wonderful people at Albert Whitman & Company, I have a very special summer book giveaway!

Win a Signed Copy of Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

About the Book: Seventeen-year-old "Hank" has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything--who he is, where he came from, why he's running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Waldenby Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David--or "Hank"--and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of--Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.

Cal Armistead's remarkable debut novel is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past, to stop running, and to find his way home.


Albert Whitman & Company is giving away a variety of books from picture books to YA from August 1-4. Be sure to check out other stops in the giveaway tour The Book Cellar and Miss O's Library Land

Want to win a signed copy of Being Henry David? All you need to do is leave a comment below with your favorite summer read!

-Must be 13+ 
-US address only
-Contest ends August 8

Good luck and happy summer reading!

Comments

  1. Just finished The Program by Suzanne Young. But my all time fave summer read always and forever will be Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume.

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  2. Sarah Dessen is usually a good summer read!

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  3. My favorite book that I read this summer is Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier. I was given an advanced reader's copy and it was an great end to the trilogy!

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  4. Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It was a real page turner with a different concept of looking at people.

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  5. I have a soft spot for Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

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  6. My favorite summer read has been Requiem by Lauren Oliver, partially because I enjoy the feeling of completeness when a trilogy is done and because Lauren doesn't really let you have closure! (who knows what will happen next!)

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  7. My favorite summer read was "Eleanor and Park." Oh the angst and teen love, challenging our broadest assumptions about family life.

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  8. My favorite book this summer was Sacrifice by Charlie Higson, though it's not very cheery.

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  9. My favorite this summer was to once again read Pride and Prejudice.
    sue.sorensen@petalschools.com

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  10. My favorite read this summer was Three Times Lucky.

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  11. I loved "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  12. My favorite book this summer was Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick.

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  13. My favorite book this summer was this year's Printz Award winner, In Darkness, by Nick Lake. I loved the juxtaposition of Haitian independence history with the 2010 earthquake and learning more about voodoo. Helen
    hbrock@mansd.org

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  14. Being Henry David sounds like a great read! My favorite book this summer was Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

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  15. My favorite summer read has been A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle, for years :)

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  16. Hello. My fav summer read this year has been Eleanor & Park--so great! And I can totally see that being a book that I return to again and again.

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  17. I have just now read The Hobbit. That would have to be my fav read this summer.

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  18. My favorite read so far this summer has been The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy. Love his series!

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