Black Beauty Matters

Black Beauty (Everleaf Series)  Constance Burris   At Vista Apartment Complex, life drastically changes for few of its residents when they decide to do business with Crazy Jade—the supposed voodoo witch that can grant your wish, for a price. Shemeya wants the confidence to stand up against the girls bullying her at school, but she…

Dia of the Dead 

Brit Brinson Protecting Romero High from all things supernaturally spooky as Dia Muerto is a tough gig for sixteen-year-old Dia Summers, but it’s nothing compared to protecting the ones she loves from real, live-well, formerly alive-zombies. Unlike the zombies that shambled around on set, the real deal don’t follow a script. At the majorly important…

Why I’m Not Interested in a Mexican Katniss

Guest Post:from latinosinkidlit.com By Guinevere Zoyana Thomas  JAN 12 2015 Earlier this year, the amazing Matt de la Peña asked the publishing industry one of the most thought-provoking questions ever: “Where is the African American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?” His question was part of a conversation about why there aren’t that many POC equivalents to such iconic…

Alaya Dawn Johnson Knows Vampires

Alaya (rhymes with “papaya”) lives, writes, cooks and (perhaps most importantly) eats in Mexico City. Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction, and the occasional highbrow novel. She plays the guitar badly and eats very well, particularly during canning season. She has published six novels for adults and young adults, including…