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An Interview with Namina Forna, author of "The Gilded Ones"

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Namina Forna is breaking into the Young Adult Fantasy world in an explosive way! Her debut novel, The Gilded Ones, will be released on February 9 and has already been compared to The Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.   In The Gilded Ones we meet Deka, a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. On the day of the ceremony, Deka's greatest fear becomes real -- and she knows she will face a consequence worse than death. Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a...

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An interview with Author Desmond Hall

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Desmond Hall's debut young adult Your Corner Dark novel follows Franklin, a Jamaican high school senior who has several difficult decisions to make and each one has lasting consequences. Each situation requires more and more of Franklin. At the end of it all, what will be left? The way Hall pays attention to detail gave this story a very cinematic experience ... you could feel the heat of the Jamaican sun, hear the Sizzla emanating from somewhere far off, see the lusciousness of the countryside. It's all very enveloping. This shouldn't be surprising however. While this may be Hall's first...

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Interview with Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkey, creators of Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

  In advance of their latest project, Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It, powerhouse creative couple Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney were gracious enough to sit down for a blog interview with me. My questions covered various topics including advice for budding creatives, what's been keeping them sane with everything going on lately, and what could possibly be on their bucket list?! Enjoy the conversation and nuggets from Andrea and Brian! Their answers will be bulleted.  _________________________ Through my work as a bookseller, I come into contact with many self-published authors. The world of self-publishing can be rough,...

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Now that I've Found You - an interview with Kristina Forest!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

On August 5, 2020, I had the pleasure of speaking with author Kristina Forest in advance of her upcoming YA romance novel, Now that I've Found You. We had a wonderful conversation and were able to cover a variety of topics.  Because the subtitles in the video are not 100% accurate, I've included my interview questions below... I love the fact that you (Kristina) champion stories that feature the average Black kid. While all of our stories have value, sometimes it feels as though diverse literature for children can be kind of heavy. The stories usually revolve around overcoming slavery...

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Summer Listening Challenge

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

June 1st - September 2nd Now that you have your required reading for the summer, it’s time to start listening. Support WoW Book and Toy with your audiobook purchases and play Libro.fm Audiobook Bingo for your chance at the grand prize: a year’s supply of audiobooks! Step 1 Download bingo cards We have Bingo cards for both adults and kids! Your challenge is to complete five prompts that correspond with the Bingo boxes in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. Download your Bingo card and get started!   Step 2 Start listening Select your audiobooks and start listening! Not sure where to...

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