Mark Oshiro - ANGER IS A GIFT - in Conversation w / Daniel Jose Older

Join us for a special event with debut YA author and Hugo nominated writer Mark Oshiro featuring his book ANGER IS A GIFT. He will be "in conversation" with author Daniel Jose Older (Shadowshaper Cypher).

Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media' s vilification of his father and lack of accountability on part the Oakland PD has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by the Oakland PD stationed in their school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.


Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where he analyzes books and TV series. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction!, the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015, and is the President of the Con or Bust Board of Directors. When not working Oshiro engages in social activism online and offline. Anger is a Gift is his debut young adult contemporary novel. Please visit him online at



Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher, including Shadowshaper, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at, on youtube and @djolder on twitter.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250167026
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

*31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Childrens/Young Adult category*
*2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner*
*Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018*
*Vulture's 38 Best LGBTQ YA Novels*

*Book Riot's Best Books 2018*
*Hyable's Most Anticipated Queer YA Books of 2018*

Last Shot (Star Wars): A Han and Lando Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525622130
Availability: Backordered
Published: Del Rey - April 17th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Han Solo and Lando Calrissian are reunited on the Millennium Falcon in a galaxy-spanning novel inspired by Solo: A Star Wars Story. But even the fastest ship in the universe can’t outrun the past. . . .

Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338032475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

"Magnificent." -- Holly Black, New York Times Book Review

Come to the crossroads, to the crossroads come

Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545952828
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 12th, 2017

"A magical revolution on the page." -- Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

Shadowhouse rising

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