Blog Tour: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon + interview

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I’m so glad to be part of the blog tour for Sandhya Menon’s latest release, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY! This is the third book in her Dimpleverse book series and I’m sure if you don’t already have it on your to-be-read shelf, you’re adding it right now. Today I have an interview with the fantastic Sandhya, so be sure to check that out below and then pick up PINKY.Read More »

Summer of CanLit: Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett & Natasha Donovan

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Summer of CanLit is a blog series where I spotlight KidLit books by diverse Canadian authors.

The next book in the Summer of CanLit series is SURVIVING THE CITY by Tasha Spillet and illustrated by Natasha Donovan! I read this a few months back and absolutely loved it. I hope this spotlight post encourages you to pick it up along with its sequel, FROM THE ROOTS UP, coming out this October.

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Summer of CanLit: Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali

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Summer of CanLit is a blog series where I spotlight KidLit books by diverse Canadian authors.

Announcing my next Summer of CanLit pick: LOVE FROM A TO Z by S. K. Ali! I’m so happy to be spotlighting this book, especially when the paperback was released with a brand-new cover just under a month ago. I’ll always love the original but this new cover is just as stunning and unique. Be sure to add this to your summer reading list!

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Summer of CanLit

Red Cream Canada Day Greeting CardHello everyone! I’m very excited to announce my new blog series called Summer of CanLit. From now until the end of summer, I’ll be spotlighting some incredible KidLit books by diverse Canadian authors. There is a definite disparity when it comes to the promotion of CanLit by diverse Canadian creators. A lot of the times, Canadian book lists and Canadian-based awards feature books that appear diverse but are written by straight, cis, white authors. When it comes to Canadian children’s literature, we need to be aware of the authors we’re placing on our child’s bookshelf. Just because the story and characters are diverse does not mean the author is.

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Spotlight: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

9781250315328A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Tor Teen | June 2, 2020

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A captivating fantasy for today’s readers, Bethany C. Morrow’s debut YA, A Song Below Water, is about two sister-friends discovering their magical identities against the challenges of misogynoir.

Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Nevermind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes.

But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she’s also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore―soon Portland won’t be either.

I am so excited that Bethany C. Morrow’s debut novel is finally out in the world! The moment I read the synopsis for A SONG BELOW WATER, I knew it needed to be on my to-be-read shelf. I’ve heard incredible things about this book from trusted friends, so I will definitely not be missing out and neither should you.