Author Interview: Sandra L. Richards

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Hey y’all! Welcome to my tour stop for the Rice and Rocks book tour hosted by Hear Our Voices. As I mentioned in my M is for Melanin post, children’s books hold such a special place in my heart and I love seeing Black authors getting the recognition they deserve. It’s beautiful seeing how kids today have access to so many new stories where the main character actually looks like them.

After I received my physical copy from Hear Our Voices, I decided to give it to my youngest cousin (she just turned eight). She kept asking me questions like “Why is the bird so big? What’s rice and rocks? Is the boy going to eat rocks?” as soon as she saw the cover. I told her to read it and find out and so that’s what she did while I sat on the couch with her. She ended up enjoying the story and I’m pretty sure the bird was her favorite part.

Now let’s get into this exclusive interview!

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The Long Way Down Book Tag

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Hey y’all! I’m back with a book tag, how exciting. Today’s spoiler-free book tag is based on one of my favorite books by Jason Reynolds: Long Way Down. I’m creating this tag as part of the Hear Our Voices book tour for the graphic novel adaptation that’s being released on October 13th.

The first book tag I ever made was The Ungodly Hour book tag a couple of months ago, so I decided to try my hand at making a new tag in honor of this lovely creation.

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If Long Way Down was a Movie: Dream Cast

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Hey y’all! Remember when I did that dream cast for Opposite of Always? Well, I guess the director bug has bit me again. Today’s dream cast is part of the tour being hosted by Hear Our Voices for the October 13th release of Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel.

If you’ve been here for basically any amount of time, you already know how much I absolutely love Jason Reynolds and his writing. I actually read Long Way Down for the first time over a year ago, so as soon as I heard it was being adapted into a graphic novel I was super excited.

Now let’s get into this dream cast!

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Author Interview: Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

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Hey y’all! Welcome to my leg of the Hear Our Voice book tour for Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. They’re a husband/wife duo that have worked on multiple books together and I have the opportunity to host an interview with them here. Check out what this pair had to say!

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Jackpot (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! Jackpot is a book I’ve been meaning to get around to for the longest time. Now the only one of Nic Stone’s YA novels I need to read is Dear Justyce and y’all already know I had my preorder in so it should be getting into my hands soon enough.

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