Author Interviews, Book Reviews, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Beautifully Different by Dana Salim + Author Q&A + #Giveaway

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I am back today with another installment within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog!  I was given the opportunity to read & review Dana Salim’s Beautifully Different, a children’s picture book that teaches children that our differences are what make us special & beautiful.  Dana was also gracious enough to answer a few questions for me about her writing, her publishing company (DS Publishing), and diversity within children’s books.   There is also an opportunity to win a copy of Beautifully Different!

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Author Interviews

Author Interview: Tiffany McDaniel, Author of The Summer That Melted Everything

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A few weeks ago I posted my book review for The Summer That Melted Everything on my blog.  In case you missed it, you can read my full review here → Book Review: The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel.

Here is an excerpt of my review:

This book is a powerful piece of fiction (…) McDaniel is dauntless when it comes to her writing, it seems nothing is off limits. This book reminded me of a mix of two classic books; I am reminded of the struggle of good over evil (racism) in To Kill a Mockingbird crossed with the mob mentality we see in The Crucible.  McDaniel’s writing is unlike any other author I’ve ever read before.  It is profound, raw, and beautifully lyrical.  With The Summer That Melted Everything, she has crafted an important parable, a story that is meant to teach an important lesson (…) this book was meant to be read.

In my review, I also mentioned that this is one of my favorite reads of 2016.  I was given the opportunity to ask the author, Tiffany McDaniel, a few questions and am excited to be able to share her answers with you today…

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