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Welcome to the Bee’s Bookshelf! The official book club of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is a place to explore the connection between stories and spelling and to celebrate your favorite books with friends. Each month we’ll read and talk about a new book together, so make sure you sign up to receive our monthly emails so you’ll always know which book we’ll be diving into next.

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The Lifters by Dave Eggers

Read along with us in February to find out what lies below the surface of Carousel in The Lifters.

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the earth like mini-hurricanes and causing the town to slowly sink.

When Gran's friend, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway to underground, he knows they are in for a wild adventure.


About the Author


DAVE EGGERS is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He is founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers around the United States. He lives with his family in Northern California.

What Are We Reading in February?

What lurks beneath the surface of Carousel? Read along with us this month to find out!

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