Bonus I: It's a COVER REVEAL. Yep right smack in the middle of the #atozChallenge. Are you ready?
|Leap Books, May 9, 2016|
Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father’s recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.
The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon's possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she's around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets.
Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy's reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family?
Madeia Sharif was born in New York City and she presently calls Miami her home. She received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, she found her niche writing for young people. Today she’s a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, she is a public school teacher. Her memberships include Mensa, ALAN, and SCBWI.
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This year I traveled to Cuba. You know, it's that little island that's spitting distance from Florida and should not be visited without special dispensation. I wanted to see it before MacDonald's arrived. I'm so glad I did. I learned a lot and I met some wonderful people. It seems they like us. Now there's a change!
I'll add a short T/F quiz to each post the same as I did last year about Burma, and I'll post the answers to the questions the following day.
Answers to you T/F Question for H
FALSE 1. Hemingway didn't fight in the Spanish-American War. He joined the Red Cross during WWI because he failed the vision test to join the service. He was also a reporter during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.
TRUE 2. While A Moveable Feast was published in 1964 after his death, The Old Man and the Sea was the last book he wrote (1951). He earned the Pulitzer Prize for this short novel based on his time fishing on his boat, Pilar, with Gregorio Fuentes, the man said to have been the inspiration for the MC in his book.
I is for Indigenous people of Cuba.
These were people who had come from South America and were called the Taíno. Later, when the Spanish arrived, they became known as the Arawak. It seems this group were farmers, but I can't imagine they didn't fish as well.
Your T/F Quiz for I (Only have one question for you today!)
Cuba's considered part of North America because of where it's situated geographically, but Latin American when it come to culture.