Author Interview: Erika J. Kendrick

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Hey y’all! Welcome to my stop for the Hear Our Voices book tour of Squad Goals by Erika J. Kendrick. Today I’ll be sharing an exclusive interview with Erika and her answers to these questions are honestly so wholesome.

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18 Fantasy Books by Black Authors

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Hey y’all! I’ve mentioned before that I’m starting to get into fantasy and I’m excited to read more after finishing Raybearer last month. In honor of this newfound interest and Black History Month, I’ve decided to put together this list of fantasy books by Black authors. This is by no means an extensive list, just a few books I’ve seen around, several of which my friends have recommended I read.

I’ve separated this list into age categories so if you’re looking for fantasy for a range of readers, this list is for you.

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16 Diverse YA and Middle Grade Releases for January 2021

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Happy New Year y’all! Today I just want to share a few books by BIPOC authors that are coming out this month. It makes me so happy to see kids these days getting more stories where they can see themselves as the hero and you already know these are going on my TBR (if they aren’t already).

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The Last Last Day of Summer (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! I was actually sent a review copy of The Last Mirror on the Left but after hearing the synopsis for the first book in the series, I decided to buy a copy of The Last Last Day of Summer from Cultured Books (a Black woman owned bookstore). All thoughts are my own, as goes with every one of my reviews.

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting for my full thoughts on this series ever since my interview with Lamar Giles. Oh, wait, you weren’t? Well, stick around anyway to see if this might be the story you’re looking to add as an upcoming stocking stuffer.

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Author Interview: Lamar Giles

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Hey y’all! So I’m coming at you with something super special this week. Lamar Giles’ marketing team reached out to me to check out his upcoming Middle Grade Novel: The Last Mirror on the Left. It is a sequel to The Last Last Day of Summer and it features Black kids saving the world with some cool sci-fi elements.

I am so honored to have this opportunity to interview Lamar Giles, especially as I begin delving more into Middle Grade. I recently read his latest YA novel Not So Pure and Simple and I absolutely loved it. I ended up buying a copy of The Last Last Day of Summer for my cousin (she’s ten) and I’ll be giving her my ARC of The Last Mirror on the Left to go along with it. I’m so excited to see what she thinks about it.

Okay, enough of me gushing. Here’s the interview:

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When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

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