AUTHOR CHAT: Lamar Giles
This month we had so much fun sitting down with middle grade and young adult author Lamar Giles to chat about his newly released third installment of the Legendary Alston Boys Adventures, “The Last Chance For Logan County.” As part of our Author Chat series on YouTube, we discussed Lamar Giles’ new book, “The Last Chance For Logan County“, a fun middle grade romp with great character representation and an engaging story line.
Parents and teachers all over should definitely take a look at the series as I think the series has all of the elements to charge up a reluctant reader, especially young Black boys.
ICYMI check out the video replay of the conversation between the author of “The Last Chance For Logan County” Lamar Giles and our very own Executive Director Demetrius Frazier on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!
In this third Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar Award-nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed have to team up with the Ellison twins to take down a corporation obsessed with the weirdness of Logan County and that’s turning its residents into Money-Zombies.
Otto and Sheed are back in yet another legendary adventure that just might take all their deduction skills, and a good bit of help from friends and family, to solve.
With the Rorrim Mirror Emporium closed and their adventures through the last mirror on the left behind them, Otto and Sheed are ready for things to get back to normal. But the FixItYall that Sheed took warned of side effects and they quickly come true–starting with a thunderstorm raining frogs. But that’s only the beginning. Teachers begin quitting suddenly, vets leave their animals behind, and a strange goat starts delivering takeout orders. When a suspicious company known as GOO, obsessed with Logan County’s weirdness, shows up and starts buying all the property in town and threatening to take Sheed away after some strange new energy is traced back to him, the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, along with Otto’s mom, Sheed’s dad, and the Ellison twins, have to find a way to save their town and keep their family together.
Lamar Giles writes for teens and adults across multiple genres, with work appearing on numerous Best Of lists each and every year. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Fake ID, Endangered, Overturned, Spin, The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, Not So Pure and Simple, and The Last Mirror on the Left as well as numerous pieces of short fiction. He is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and resides in Virginia with his wife.