Claire Kann, author of Let’s Talk About Love, is here to chat about representation and her main character, Alice: A biromantic asexual black woman dealing with her “summer of struggle,” as Kann puts it.
Penguin Random House has launched Kokila, a new diversity-focused Children’s and YA publishing imprint. Find out who will be running the show and what plans they already have.
Welcome to Fiction Forward, episode 6. In this episode Jackie and Kelly talk a whole bunch about book publishing in general, plus the authors and books they’ll be featuring on upcoming episodes! Enjoy this short episode, and look forward to author Claire Kann in our next one!
This book wasn’t on my shortlist of most exciting 2018 releases, but it absolutely should have been.
Alice has known she’s asexual for a while. But the thing is, she still wants (and deserves) her own love story.
These February 2018 YA books are sure to help you escape the cold!
Enjoy a brief window into author Rebekah Crane’s writing process and inspiration before the release of her new book, The Upside of Falling Down!
‘Reign the Earth’ was an immersive, wonderfully-written YA fantasy. Strong women, magic, a pinch of politics, and thoughtful plotlines make this a must-read.
While this book is set in the world of the popular fantasy ‘Seraphina,’ it stands by itself.
Let’s talk about Zenith, a hotly-anticipated book that let me so, so far down.
Use these January 2018 YA book releases to help dull the pain of 2017…
Find out why I loved ‘Love, Hate & Other Filters,’ and find out where Ahmed’s inspiration came from!
Do new illustrations gracing pages of updated ‘Neverwhere’ editions add something to the classic Neil Gaiman novel, or are they a distraction? Find out here!
Today Jackie and Kelly talk about Before She Ignites, a YA fantasy by Jodi Meadows. While all of the characters are POC, Meadows is actually white. This could go terribly, terribly wrong. Or… maybe not?
‘The City of Brass’ is an awesome journey into the world of djinn. Read our spoiler free review here!
‘The Dark Intercept’ had a lot of promise but fell flat for me. Find out why!