Thoughts: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle | #DSFFBookClub — Read Diverse Books

August’s book of the month for the #DSFFBookClub was The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, which is a direct response and subversion of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, The Horror at Red Hook. To fully appreciate and understand LaValle’s novella, I think it’s important that one reads Red Hook. However, you will not have any fun while reading…

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Interview: Lucina Stone, Author of “Santa Muerte” — Read Diverse Books

One of the goals I have set for myself and for my blog going forward is to make more connections with authors and publishers. Initially I only watched them from a distance, mostly on Twitter. Following their conversations and learning about their projects was very exciting, and even this tenuous connection allowed me to see them…

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Guest Post: What Does When We Was Fierce Mean for Latinx Kids? — Crazy QuiltEdi

Shortly after I started reading e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s When We Was Fierce (WWWF), whose release has been postponed due the incredible and critical work of Edith Campbell, Jennifer Baker, K.T. Horning, and Zetta Elliott, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were killed by police. I already had a difficult time getting through the novel in verse […]

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book review: Perfect Liar — Crazy QuiltEdi

title: Perfect Liars author: Kimberly Reid date: Tu Books/Lee & Low; 2016 main character: Andrea “Drea” Faraday young adult realistic fiction I was excited to see a new release from Kim Reid and for the most part, I was not let down. Perfect Liars is an innovative story that reflect today’s teens in their high risk […]

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guest review: When We Was Fierce — Crazy QuiltEdi

Title: When We Was Fierce Author: e. E. Charlton-Trujillo Date: Candlewick; August 2016 Main Character: Theodore “T” Clark young adult fiction There have been undercurrents for the past few months reacting to the forthcoming When We Was Fierce written by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick). Charlton-Trujillo’s previous novels include Feels Like Home (Random House/Delacorte), Prizefighter En […]

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