Was contacted by Marlive Harris aka Ms. GRITS, the librarian at the very cool website called G.R.I.T.S Kidz Book Club. The site displays a very nice interface with bright colors and fun cartoon characters to represent club members. But that's only the beginning. GRITS Kidz is an online book club for kids and parents who desire to discuss and learn more about African American literature (and other multicultural literature) written for young people. The site features book reviews and interviews from some of my favorite children's authors like Tony Medina and Dwayne J. Ferguson (author of the Kid Caramel Private Investigator series that I had the pleasure of illustrating). It also features interviews from many talented illustrators such as Brian Selznick and Kadir Nelson. Be sure to check out their message board and the many fun offerings at this site.
GRITS Kidz will feature my book, THE LEGEND OF THE VALENTINE in February. I received interview questions from a few of their club members, grades 3 through 5, and all in the Gifted and Talented programs on their campuses. I'm told they all have IQ's of 120 and higher. Not sure what that means, but based upon their studious questions, these are some smart kiddos! Look for my interview, books and more on the GRITS Kidz website in February.