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7 Questions with Susan Azim Boyer

Susan is the author of Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win out November 2022. 1. If you could travel back in time, (assuming there’d be no risk to yourself or changing the course of history) where and when and why would you go? If I could travel back in time, I’d visit Tehran, Iran in the… Read more »

7 Questions with Alda P. Dobbs

Visit Alda’s website, Instagram 1. If you could travel back in time, (assuming there’d be no risk to yourself or changing the course of history) where and when and why would you go? I would love to go to Mexico City or New York City during the late 1930’s/early 1940’s because of the great big… Read more »

Amber and Clay

  Title: Amber and Clay Author: Laura Amy Schlitz Setting: Ancient Greece Recommended Age: Middle Grade  What it’s about… Amber and Clay is a part-verse, part-prose novel about two young people’s whose destinies are linked by fate and a mother’s love.  Rhaskos is a Thracian slave boy who longs to draw horses. Melisto is an… Read more »

7 Questions with Anita Jari Kharbanda

Visit Anita’s Website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok 1. If you could travel back in time, (assuming there’d be no risk to yourself or changing the course of history) where and when and why would you go? I’d definitely travel to Punjab in the 1700s and meet the main character of my book, Mai Bhago. I wish… Read more »

Rima’s Rebellion

  Title: Rima’s Rebellion Author: Margarita Engle Setting: Cuba, 1923-1936 Recommended Age: 12 and up What it’s about… Rima’s Rebellion is a novel in verse about a young woman fighting to make an unjust world a better place for her and other girls like her. Rima comes of age in a world where femicide of… Read more »

7 Questions with Michael Leali

Visit Michael’s Website, Twitter, Instagram 1. If you could travel back in time, (assuming there’d be no risk to yourself or changing the course of history) where and when and why would you go? Well, if there’s no time-wimey nonsense happening and no risk to myself, I’m absolutely going back to visit the dinosaurs. Who… Read more »

7 Questions with Amber Lough

Visit Amber’s Website 1. If you could travel back in time, where and when would you go? That’s a tough question, especially since I’d miss modern medicine and I don’t know how I’d narrow that down. However, I’m currently drawn to the Incas, and I would love to see the Incan Empire pre-Europeans. As long… Read more »

The Parker Inheritance

Title: The Parker Inheritance Author: Varian Johnson Setting: South Carolina, spans 1914-present day Recommended age: Middle Grade What it’s about… The Parker Inheritance is a story about solving today’s mysteries to uncover the secrets of the past. Candice is pretty sure she’s in for a dull time when her mom says they’re spending the summer… Read more »

All the Truth That’s in Me

Title: All the Truth That’s in Me Author: Julie Berry Setting: Colonial New England (perhaps… but more on that in a minute!) Recommended Age: Young Adult What it’s about… All the Truth That’s in Me is a story about being silenced and finding your voice. When Judith returns to her village after being missing for… Read more »

The Beatryce Prophecy

Title: The Beatryce Prophecy Author: Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Sophie Blackall Setting: Medieval Europe* (sort of!) Recommended Age: Middle Grade What it’s about… The Beatryce Prophecy is a story about a girl with a goat and a great destiny. When Beatryce appears mysteriously at a monastery, the monks aren’t quite sure what to make… Read more »