A Fuse #8 Production
October 6, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Here then is a hope that in the future we’ll have a different set of expectations. Our children’s books have historically whitewashed the past. Let’s hope that going forward they have the wherewithal to open the eyes of their child readers to what it was really like in the past.
February 13, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
If we’re going to keep writing white protagonists, we need white protagonists to reckon with race — not as something they aren’t, but as something they are.
January 8, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
This excellent collection of short stories looks at identity, tradition, ideas of blackness, relationships, and experiences across America. Featuring so many wonderful authors, this anthology is a necessary addition to all collections.
February 20, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description From Marie Marquardt, the author of Dream Things True and The Radius of Us, comes a story of two teenagers learning what to hold on to, what to let go of, and that sometimes love gets in the way of our plans. Back when they were still strangers, TJ Carvalho witnessed the only moment in Vivi […]
November 3, 2015 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description: Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl adopted by a white family didn’t used to bother Alex much. She was a stellar baseball player, just like her father—her baseball coach and a former pro athlete. All Alex wanted was to play ball forever. But after she meets Reggie, the first black guy who’s […]
September 17, 2015 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description: When Jason Marshall’s younger sister passes away, he knows he can count on his three best friends and soccer teammates–Mario, Jordie, and Chick–to be there for him. With a grief-crippled mother and a father who’s not in the picture, he needs them more than ever. But when Mario starts hanging out with a […]
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