We are so excited and honored to reveal the cover for Laekan Zea Kemp’s Something Between Bitter and Sweet!!
Isn’t this cover gorgeous?! Look at all those subtle details. Thank you Laekan for letting us showcase the cover for Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet.
Wondering what Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet is all about? Keep on reading for the synopsis and to see the wonderful creators hosting the cover reveal.
I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning story of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.
As an aspiring pastry chef, Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father’s restaurant, Nacho’s Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans — leaving Pen to choose between disappointing her traditional Mexican-American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she’s been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho’s who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she’s been too afraid to ask herself.
Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho’s is an opportunity for just that — a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo’s, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander’s immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his new found family and himself.
Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong — both within their families and their fiercely loyal Chicanx community — in order to save the place they all call home.
We are so delighted to announce the confirmed schedule for Cemetery Boys tour! Thank you again to everyone that signed up, helped spread the word about this tour ensuring that it was filled with amazing #ownvoices and Ally reviewers who are excited to be celebrating this book! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release of Cemetery Boys ❤
We are so excited to announce that we are hosting a tour for More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood.
We can’t wait for everyone to sign up for this tour. We are looking for Desi and/or Muslim #OwnVoices reviewers. If that’s you, fill out the form here. If you know anyone that is Pakistani and/or Muslim, please pass along this information to them in case they are interested.
We are so delighted to announce that we are hosting a tour for Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest.
I was drawn to Kristina Forest’s sophomore novel due to it revolving around familial relationships. My grandma is one of the most special people in my life. She is certainly not a movie star, but as her first grandchild I know that many look to me to follow in her footsteps to become an educator. I definitely inherited my love for teaching from watching her teach and supporting her community. I think that Now That I’ve Found You will touch upon themes that aren’t extensively explored in YA: the relationship of grandmothers and grandchildren, while in the context of a romantic adventure. -Natalie
We can’t wait for everyone to sign up for this tour, we are for looking African American and/or Black #OwnVoices reviewers. If that’s you, fill out the form here. If you know anyone that is African American and/or Black, please pass along this information to them in case they are interested.