Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2016«

OH! My Book Con Post!

May 19, 2016


If you haven’t seen the reading list #Lemonade for Girls: In Formation over on Zetta Elliott’s blog, you might want to. She, Sarah Dahlen Park and myself collaborated to create this empowering resource. Our selections reflect some of the themes in Beyoncé’s visual album: self-love, African roots, spirituality, Louisiana, the history and culture(s) of the […]

review: My Name is Not Friday

May 12, 2016


title: My Name is Not Friday author: Jon Walter date: Scholastic, 2016 main character: Samuel “Friday” YA Historical Fiction My Name is not Friday is British author Jon Walter’s sophomore novel. The beginning is slow moving and a bit disorienting. It feels odd in that we’re in one of the most racially charged eras in […]

Reading While Brown

May 11, 2016


The #LargeFears Twitter chats began in December, 2012. The name #LargeFears pays homage to Large Fears by Kendrick Daye and Myles Johnson while also calling out the large fears many of us have about diversity. The chats are moderated by myself and Libertad and Guinevere Thomas and each month we invite a guest or two […]


May 5, 2016


#LargeFears Twitter chats are the first Tuesday of each month. They’re called #LargeFears both in homage to Large Fears by Myles Johnson and Kendrick Daye and because we have so many large fears with regards to diversity. While some of us fear it will it never become a reality in children’s literature, others fear it […]

Book Deals Made April, 2016

May 4, 2016

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Oni Press has acquired world rights to the YA graphic novel IWant You by Madeleine Flores. The story follows a girl working in her brother’s cat cafe who has a secret magical ability that allows her to get whatever she wishes for whenever she says “I want.” Publication is slated for 2018. Candlewick Press will publish 2016 Hans […]

May 2016 Releases

May 4, 2016


Perfert Liars by Kimberly Reid; Tu Books. Ages 12 and up. Andrea Faraday is junior class valedictorian at the exclusive Woodruff School, where she was voted Most Likely to Do Everything Right. But looks can be deceiving. When her parents disappear, her life and her Perfect Girl charade begins to crumble, and her scheme to […]