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Interview: Lila Quintero Weaver

July 30, 2018

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This month, Lila Quintero Weaver’s sophomore youth literature book, My Year in The Middle (Candlewick Press) was released. Such a figurative title promises much to the reader, doesn’t it? The following interview indicates that Weaver doesn’t fail to deliver. I can’t wait to read this one! I have my copy but, I thought it would be wiser […]

Interview: Susan Tan

May 11, 2017


I’d like to introduce you to Susan Tan, author of the recently released middle grade novel, Cilia Lee-Jenkins Future Author Extraodinaire. Susan is a debut author and I hope you’ll support her by purchasing her book and making sure your local library has a copy as well. If they don’t, suggest they purchase it.  Susan will read […]

From the Heartland: Elsa Marston

August 12, 2014


Considering authors who write about African American, Latino, Arab or Muslim Americans, Native Americans in my state of Indiana has uncovered a true wealth of authors. It’s a bit funny to see such richness in this state when Indiana in YA is usually seen as the last place on earth. But, to those teens who […]

Meet Crystal Allen!

July 26, 2014


Crystal Allen writes middle grade/young YA fiction that break the mold of what we too often find in children’s literature.  I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing The Laura Line which was released in 2013. Thirteen-year-old Laura Dyson wants two things in life: to be accepted by her classmates and to be noticed by baseball star […]

author interview: Estela Bernal

June 18, 2014


Estela Bernal made her debut as an author this past May with Can You See Me Now? (Pinata/Arte Publico). As you get to know her today and find out a little more about Can You See Me Now? you’ll be impressed but, be even more impressed to know that she’s donating 100% of her proceeds […]

Interview: Patrick Flores-Scott

September 5, 2013


So many people have been commenting about how eager they are to read Jumped In that I thought an interview with author Patrick Flores-Scott might be a good thing. Jumped In is his first novel. Jumped In by Patrick Flores Scott Macmillan, 2013   Sam has the rules of slackerhood down: Don’t be late to […]

Interview: B. A. Binns

February 7, 2013


Barbara Binns, the award winning author of Pull , (Westside, 2010) has a new book coming out this month. It is one of only four young adult books written by an author of color that is released this month. (Yes, only four because Leitich-Smith’s and Bruchac’s books are both re-releases.) Here’s a chance to get […]