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Interview: Paula Chase

August 16, 2018

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Paula Chase’s latest book, So Done, was released yesterday. In the interview below,you can see it has been a while for her. I hope you enjoy getting to know her in this way. I’m certain as you get to know her, you’ll want to read So Done. The book, her middle grade debut, has starred reviews […]

review: Courage

August 2, 2018

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title: Courage Author: Barbara Binns date: HarperCollins; July 2018 main character: T’Shawn Rodgers (review based on advanced copy) Barbara Binns has always been an author focused on providing visibility to black boys and she’s back doing it again with Courage. This middle grade novel is set in the south side of contemporary Chicago. T’Shawn backs […]

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 […]

MG Book Review: The Parker Inheritance

March 29, 2018

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Title: The Parker Inheritance author: Varian Johnson date: Levine/Scholastic; 2018 main character: Candace Miller Candace Miller, a young African American girl, and her mother move into the home that once belonged to her grandmother while their own home is being renovated. Her parents have divorced and they need to prepare the house for sale. This […]

Interview: Susan Tan

May 11, 2017

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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 […]

book review: My Name is Henry Bibb

February 28, 2016

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title: My Name is Henry Bibb: A story of slavery and freedom by: Afua Cooper date: Kids Can Press, 2009 main character: Henry Bibb middle grade biography     The light hurt my eyes so I kept them closed. I was drowsy, lulled by my mother’s cooing and the warmth of her body. Then I […]