By Anisa Lewis Today we're pleased to welcome Sojourney Kincaid Rolle to the WNDB blog to discuss Free At Last: A Juneteenth Poem, illustrated by Alex Bostic and out since May 3! This lyrical celebration of Juneteenth, deeply rooted in Black American history, spans centuries and reverberates … [Read more...] about Q&A With Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Free At Last
By Gianna Macchia Today we're pleased to welcome Peter Kahn to the WNDB blog to discuss Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School, which was released on February 1, 2022 by Penguin Workshop. For Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School’s Spoken … [Read more...] about Q&A With Peter Kahn, Respect the Mic
By Christine Lively Today we're pleased to welcome Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin to the WNDB blog to discuss their new book Ain't Burned All the Bright, which came out January 11, 2022! Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally … [Read more...] about Q&A With Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin, Ain’t Burned All the Bright
By Lynn Lawrence-Brown Today we’re thrilled to welcome Janet Wong to the WNDB blog to discuss Good Luck Gold & More. Good Luck Gold & More is a collection of 42 poems accompanied with thought-provoking reflections of each poem’s “story behind the story” or the “story after the … [Read more...] about Q&A with Janet Wong, Good Luck Gold & More
By Chinelo Ikem Today we’re pleased to welcome Amber McBride to the WNDB blog to discuss Me (Moth). Me (Moth) is a YA novel written in verse. Having read it, I can say this book has a very poetic quality to it. In fact, it’s almost like reading a collection of poems. You received your … [Read more...] about Q&A with Amber McBride, Me (Moth)
By Michele Kirichanskaya Today we’re pleased to welcome Aracelis Girmay and Ariana Fields to the WNDB blog to discuss What Do You Know? Congratulations on your latest book, What Do You Know? Could you please tell the readers a little about what the book’s about? AF: Thank you so much. … [Read more...] about Q&A With Aracelis Girmay and Ariana Fields, What Do You Know?
This guest blog is by Salihah ‘Sasa’ Aakil, one of the authors of I Am the Night Sky, a collection of poems, essays, artwork, and stories by 10 Muslim American teens that explore what it means to be young and Muslim in America today. The book was published by Shout Mouse Press, a DC-based nonprofit … [Read more...] about All the Ways I Learned to Become the Night Sky as a Muslim Teen