Happy Free Book Friday, everyone! First, congratulations to RRHS Library staff (@rrhslib)—they’ve won Tripping Back Blue by debut author Kara Storti. Please send the address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your book in the mail!
We’ve got a very Shakespeare-appropriate giveaway today: the Unbarred series.
Once you’ve been in, it’s tough to stay out of jail. That’s the hard fact that characters face in these gritty modern-day Shakespeare adaptations, which reimagine the classics with contemporary urban language, characters, and settings. Written by Patrick Jones and with diverse, relatable casts and real-world problems, these stories explore how rough family situations, gang connections, friendships, and love can all be challenges to teens out of the juvenile corrections system. Plot lines and themes closely following the original plays make the series a standout introduction to some of Shakespeare’s most famous classics.
We’ll announce the winner on the blog next Friday. Good luck!