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Battle of the Bands

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Battle of the Bands
Written by Lauren Gibaldi
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536214338
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Battle of the Bands

author: Lauren Gibaldi

A daughter of rock ’n’ roll royalty has a secret crush. A lonely ticket taker worries about his sister. An almost-famous songwriter nurses old wounds. A stage manager tires of being behind the scenes. A singer-songwriter struggles to untangle her feelings for her best friend and his girlfriend. In this live-out-loud anthology, the disparate protagonists of sixteen stories are thrown together for one unforgettable event: their high school’s battle of the bands. Told in a harmonic blend of first- and third-person narrative voices, roughly chronological short stories offer a kaleidoscopic view of the same transformative night. Featuring an entry from Justin Courtney Pierre, lead vocalist of Motion City Soundtrack, Battle of the Bands is a celebration of youth, music, and meeting the challenges of life head-on.

With stories by Brittany Cavallaro, Preeti Chhibber, Jay Coles, Katie Cotugno, Lauren Gibaldi, Shaun David Hutchinson, Ashley Poston, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Sarah Nicole Smetana, Eric Smith, Jenn Marie Thorne, Sarvenaz Taghavian, Jasmine Warga, Ashley Woodfolk, and Jeff Zentner, and featuring Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Courtney Pierre.

Fifteen young adult authors and one real-life rock star band together for one epic—and interconnected—take on a memorable high school rite of passage.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $24.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536214337 /  9781536214338
on sale date:
09/2021
type/format:
Anthology / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Performing Arts; School & Education; Short Stories;
author’s comments:
Lauren Gibaldi iis a public librarian and the author of The Night We Said Yes, Autofocus, and This Tiny Perfect World. She has also contributed short stories to the anthologies Welcome Home and Color Outside the Lines. Lauren Gibaldi lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and daughters.
illustrator’s comments:
Eric Smith is a literary agent and the author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating, The Girl and the Grove, Don’t Read the Comments, and You Can Go Your Own Way. Eric Smith lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.
 
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