Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Thank you, Martha.
I was on GOODREADS just now to post a review or two. I usually forget to review books, but I know how important it can be to an author so if I love a book, I'm giving it 5 stars and raving.
While there, true confessions, I clicked over to see if anybody had raved about my books.
Martha, whoever you are, thank you for this lovely comment:
Told in alternating chapters between Azalea's powerful prose and Billy Wong's spare yet insightful poems makes it a gripping read. This friendship story will resonate with tweens, for its honesty and the exciting storytelling of a civil rights struggle. A must read for its relevance today.
It doesn't get much better than that. Thank you to all the readers who take time to write about our books so thoughtfully.
Also: there's an excellent piece in the New York Times about the Mississippi Chinese community. Frieda Quon, one of my two resources for writing Billy's point of view and a friend and fellow librarian, is quoted and pictured.
Check out the article and the wonderful photographs, HERE.