Shalini Shankar’s newest book, Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success (Basic Books), available now!
Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success (Basic Books) Foregrounding Gen Z, Shankar, a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, analyzes the convergence of immigration, “brain sports,” and the shifting media landscape to illustrate the increasingly competitive nature of childhood and how it plays out on broadcast and social media.
“Fascinating. Shalini Shankar uses the spelling bee as a lens into the world of Gen Z, illuminating its contours and giving us all a chance to reflect on what it means to grow up.” —Angela Duckworth, author of Grit
BEELINE BOOK TOUR!
May 1 New York, NYU Bookstore
May 14 Evanston, IL Bookends and Beginnings
May 21 Philadelphia, PA Head House Books
May 23 Brooklyn, NY Community Book Store
May 28 Washington, DC Kramer Books and Afterwords
June 5 Chicago, IL Seminary Co-op Bookstore
June 12 Boston, MA Trident Bookstore and Cafe
June 13 Providence, RI Books on the Square
June 23 Seattle, WA Elliott Bay Books
June 25 Los Angeles, CA Chevalier’s Books
June 26 Oakland, CA GGP Books
June 27 San Francisco, CA Books Inc.
July 5 Toronto, Canada Queen Books
July 18 Flagstaff, AZ BrightSide Book Store
July 28 West Nyack, NY Barnes &.Noble Palisades Center
Check the events page for details!