In the News

Publisher’s Weekly Deal Announcement

Click here to see the announcement for Indigo and Ida

Happy Birthday to Ida B. Wells

July 13, 2022: How much do you know about Ida B. Wells? From the Mixed-Up Files … of Middle-Grade Authors

Indigo and Ida Cover Reveal

November 10, 2022

: We Need Diverse Books (WNDB)

Literacious List of Anticipated MG in 2023

January 9, 2023: Literacious Blog

Interview with Angie Azur

January 13, 2023: Angie Azur: Art | Literature | Philosophy

Kirkus Reviews

January 12, 2023: Posted online

Interview with Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect (WJCT-PBS)

March 30, 2023: Posted on WJCT News Website


Author Appearances:

June 18, 2023: Author Panel at #AwesomeCon, in Washington D.C.

July 20: 2023: “Minding the Gap” at Hooray for Books, in Alexandria, VA

October 20, 2023: “Tackling Tough Topics for Tweens” at AASL in Tampa, FL

October 28, 2023 “Writing History for MG Readers” at Oklahoma Teen Book Con, in Tulsa, OK

February 1, 2024: Black History Month – Interview on KMOJ-FM, in Minneapolis, MN

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February 24, 2024: ASALH Black History Month Luncheon – Author Showcase, in Washington D.C.


Upcoming Appearances:

March 9, 2024: Author Panel at Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference in Easton, MD

March 10, 2024: Author Panel at #AwesomeCon, Washington, D.C.

April 10, 2024: MLA DLA Conference, Virtual

July 31, 2024 – August 4, 2024: National Association of Black Journalists Convention: Author Showcase, in Chicago, IL


Awards and Lists

Booklist 2023 “Top 10 First Novels for Youth”

Finalist: Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards