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:
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
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!
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!
Hey y’all, so my bookish dreams seem to be coming true because today I’ll be bringing you my first ever author interview! This is one of my pieces for the book tour of The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed. Make sure to check out my full review and theme analysis too!
Without further ado, let’s get into it: