NiFtY Author Ebony Joy Wilkins

Ebony Joy Wilkins is the author of Sellout, a young adult novel featuring an African American girl who undergoes the aching process of finding herself. It’s fantastic. You should go read it. In the meantime, learn a little bit more about Ebony and her writing. March 9, 2011 BH: For those in our studio audience … Continue reading

Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe

Set-up: Everything Maya holds dear – her house, her belongings, her designer clothes, and her con-artist dad – are taken away when her dad’s crimes finally catch up with him. Maya is sent to Kids Place, an institution where children and teens wait for foster parents to take them in. Main character’s goals: This is … Continue reading

All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz

Set-up: Aurora (“Roar”) lives on an organic farm in a small town with her father. She misses city life and misses her mother, but she finds solace in her photography, snapping photos and developing them in her own garden shed-turned darkroom. Main character’s goal: Roar’s goal isn’t simple like “run away to find missing aunt” … Continue reading

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