” My very first story, I was around 5, and I really just wrote myself. When I was 5, I loved myself so much I gave myself a twin named Tomi. Everything started out fine. But then I didn’t write another black character until I was 18. “


” My freshman year of college, ‘The Hunger Games’ movie adaptation came out, and I was really excited about it. This was maybe 2011. I loved it, but there was a lot of hateful backlash against the black characters in the film. “


” Children of Blood and Bone’ is basically ‘Black Panther’ with magic. “


” What’s demanded from us black creatives is both a blessing and a curse, because it pushes you to be your absolute best. You cannot be anything less. “


” Part of the reason everyone is freaking out over ‘Black Panther’ is because we’ve never seen it. We have two thousand years of stories, and we’ve never seen it. “


” I had a lot of different reasons for writing the book, but at its core was the desire to write for black teenage girls growing up reading books they were absent from. That was my experience as a child. ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ is a chance to address that. To say you are seen. “


” In my perfect world, we’d have one black girl fantasy book every month. We need them, and we need fantasy stories about black boys as well. “


” I’ve been writing stories all my life. My very first story had two little black girls riding horses. They were both me, too, so that’s how into me I was. “



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My very first story, I was around 5, and I really just wrote myself. When I was 5, I loved myself so much I gave myself a twin named Tomi. Everything started out fine. But then I didn
My freshman year of college,


Children of Blood and Bone
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Part of the reason everyone is freaking out over
I had a lot of different reasons for writing the book, but at its core was the desire to write for black teenage girls growing up reading books they were absent from. That was my experience as a child.
In my perfect world, we
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