The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

By Kate Hattemer

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Added December 15, 2016

Despite limited talent, self-proclaimed nerd Ethan Andrezejczak has made it to junior year at Selwyn, a prestigious Minnesota arts academy. When a reality show begins filming a talent competition in the school, promising a substantial scholarship to the winner, Ethan and his friends rebel. With a nod to Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, Ethan, Luke, Jackson, and Elizabeth initiate an underground poetry protest called The Contracantos, complete with a banned newspaper, secret forays to the school’s printing press, and hacking into the administrative finances. But the forces behind the show are craftier than they seem. The web of betrayal stretches farther than Ethan could have ever imagined. It’s up to Ethan and his friends to save Selwyn—and up to his four-year-old triplet sisters and an acrobatic, heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to provide comic relief. Visit Kate Hattemer’s official website. Book description courtesy Penguin Random House; used with permission. 

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