We are so excited to be hosting a book tour for Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards. We are looking for #OwnVoices readers that identify as Jamaican and Jamaican-American. The book also includes the following representation: Caribbean, Japanese, Puerto Rican, and Black. Therefore we encourage anyone who identifies as such to apply! If that’s you, be sure to fill out the form down below. If you know someone that identifies as any of these please pass along this information to them so they can see if they are interested.
Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rocks, Sandra brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s books. An American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, she hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.
Rice & Rocks
by Sandra L. Richards
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release Date: August 23rd 2016
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity.
Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed—he does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together.