What’s your favorite shade of lipstick right this moment?
Seriously? This is like asking a mother of fifty which child she likes most. #ImpossibleToAnswer
When you were a teen, what kind of stories were you looking for? What did you gravitate toward, and what do you wish you’d had more of?
What’s interesting about this is that I honestly didn’t know what I was looking for… I just knew that what existed wasn’t really doing anything for me—but I also didn’t realize I was allowed to complain about it. That’s the problem with a universal lack of representation: it makes you question the value of your own existence.
One book that did a lot for me as a teen was The Virgin Suicides by Jeff Eugenides. There were no black people in it, but it was cool to read a book about teens going through the same stuff teen me was going through. Books like that featuring black characters would’ve been dope looking back.
Our festival slogan is “Read Everything!” What one book would you like to see on our official Read Everything list for 2018?
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson