Today we celebrate the book birthday of Sinner's Isle. We sat down with Musa Angela Montoya to learn all about the inspiration behind this book.
But first, a little bit about the book:
SINNER'S ISLE is a spellbinding YA romantic fantasy about a powerful witch who will do anything to escape the remote island she’s being held captive on, including blackmail a notorious, charming pirate who washes up on shore.
Today we celebrate the book birthday of On the Line: My Story of Becoming the First African American Rockette. We sat down with Musa Lissette Norman to learn all about the inspiration behind this book.
But first, a little bit about the book:
ON THE LINE: My Story of Becoming the First African American Rockette written by Jennifer Jones and Lissette Norman and illustrated by Robert Paul, Jr.
Dancing has always made her feel free, like she can do anything. But when Jennifer was a child, some people didn’t think that she had a future as a dancer because of the color of her skin. With the support of her family, especially her mother, she proved that anything is possible when you believe you belong.
On the Line is a captivating true story about manifesting your dreams.
Today we celebrate the book birthday of Our World Argentina. We sat down with Musa Aixa Pérez-Prada to learn all about the inspiration behind her book.
But first, a little bit about Aixa’s new book:
OUR WORLD ARGENTINA is a colorful and lively hymingboard book that celebrates a day in the life of an Argentine toddler as he enjoys the city of Buenos Aires with his two moms. It features foods, locations, and activities commonly spotted in the city such as medialunas, mate, tango dancers, the local feria, and all sorts of public transportation. The book is Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson.
Join us in celebrating Paula's Patches book birthday! We sat down with Gabriella Aldeman to learn all about the inspiration behind her debut picture book!
But first, a little bit about picture book:
While at school, Paula’s pants catch on a bush that rips a large hole in her pants. She tries everything to hide the hole from her classmates, only to find out that they, too, have leaky lunchboxes, spaghetti stains, and hand-me-down backpacks. Nothing some colorful patches can’t fix! Children will follow Paula as she feels embarrassed about her torn pants, curious about patches, and excited for a possible solution that helps both her and her classmates.
Paula’s Patches is a picture book for children ages 4 to 8.
Happy Book Birthday to Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities
Join us in celebrating Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities book birthday! We sat down with Musa Ismée Williams to learn all about the inspiration behind this book.
But first, a little bit about this anthology:
When identities cross boundaries, with love that knows no bounds. From platonic and romantic love to grief and heartbreak, these stories explore navigating life at the intersection of identities, and what it means to grow up surrounded by a multitude of traditions, languages, cultures, and interpersonal dynamics.
Returning to a father’s homeland. Trying to fit in at chaotic weddings and lavish birthday parties where not all are welcome. Processing grief at family gatherings. Figuring out how to share the news of a new relationship with loved ones. This collection celebrates multicultural and multiracial characters at the helm of their own narratives, as they approach life with a renewed sense of hope and acceptance.
Join us in celebrating A Girl Can Build Anything! We sat down with Musa e.E. Charlton-Trujillo to learn all about the inspiration behind the picture book.
But first, a little bit about A Girl Can Build Anything.
Have you ever dreamed of building something? Maybe something small—like a birdhouse? Or something big—like a skyscraper? A Girl Can Build Anything is a celebration of those dreams and all the different ways girls can create from tinkering to tool wielding, from ideas on paper to lived-out dreams with brick and mortar. This empowering ode to self expression will inspire readers to see the value and possibility in their imagination. To realize they can build anything!
Join us in celebrating Our Roof Is Blue (also in Spanish Nuestro Techo es Azul) book birthday! We sat down with Musa Sara E. Echenique to learn all about the inspiration behind this book.
But first, a little bit about Our Roof Is Blue.
Our Roof is Blue/Nuestro Techo Es Azul is a heartfelt story of resilience following two siblings who support each other as they recover and rebuild after Hurricane Maria destroys their home in Puerto Rico. Children’s Literature called it “a very real, emotional, and heartwarming book," and Kirkus noted that “healing, both physical and emotional, is eased through the power of story.
Join us in celebrating the THE WITCH AND THE VAMPIRE book birthday!
Francesca Flores, the author, shares with us all about the inspiration behind her story!
But first, a little bit about this young adult novel:
THE WITCH AND THE VAMPIRE IS a queer Rapunzel retelling where a witch and a vampire who trust no one but themselves must journey together through a cursed forest with danger at every turn.
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