review: The Last Day of Summer — CrazyQuiltEdi

title: The Last Day of Summer author: Lamar Giles illustrator: Dapo Adeola date: Versify; April 2019 main characters: Otto Alston and Sheed Alston SFF Review based on an advanced copy Otto and Sheed are young Black boys, cousins actually who live with their grandmother in Logan County, Virginia. The two couldn’t be more different. Otto […]

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interview: Lamar Giles — CrazyQuiltEdi

I thought this was the perfect time to interview Lamar Giles since these are for many students the last days of summer. I’m so glad he was available! Here, we discuss his latest books, The Last Day of Summer and Spin; inclusive writing and the pains of middle school. EC: When you were in middle school, were […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign: Day 19: Cathy Ann Johnson

Cathy Ann Johnson describes herself as “a visual, digital, designer, front end developer, in position to roll up my sleeves and dive in fearlessly.” Today, we are pleased to present this talented visionary that does it all! The Journey My path to children’s book development came early. I was in high school and working at a restaurant. [ Read the full article… ]

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