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Dhonielle Clayton
Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She earned an MA in Children's Literature from Hollins University and an MFA in Writing for Children at the New School. She taught... show more

Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She earned an MA in Children's Literature from Hollins University and an MFA in Writing for Children at the New School. She taught secondary school for several years. Now, she is a librarian at Harlem Village Academies, is one of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks librarians, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent -- and decidedly diverse -- literary confections for middle grade, young adult, and women's fiction readers. Find her on the web at http://www.cakeliterary.com and http://www.dhonielleclayton.com. Also, twitter: @brownbookworm, and instagram: @brownbookworm, and pinterest. Basically, she lurks on all social media platforms.
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 months ago
Audience: Young Adult We all turned sixteen today, and for any normal girl that would mean raspberry and lemon macarons and tiny pastel blimps and pink champagne and card games. Maybe even a teacup elephant. - opening lines Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In this world, Belles control Beauty a...
sunsetxcocktail
sunsetxcocktail rated it 4 months ago
I received a copy from Netgalley. I read this book twice in a relatively short few months space of time and even after two reads I’m still unsure how I feel about it. This is one of those uber hyped books that I saw all over my Twitter feed and Goodreads. Needless to say it very high up on my high...
The Magic of Books
The Magic of Books rated it 7 months ago
I knew from reading the synopsis of this book that I would immediately love it. The concept and plot of this story is superb, while its development is slow and steady. We meet our main character, Camellia, immediately and it’s through her naïve eyes that we are carried through the story. Since Camel...
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library rated it 8 months ago
See my review for Tiny Pretty Things here. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t terrible. It was kind of ‘meh.’ What I did enjoy was the depictions of actual dancing, of the ballet classes themselves, of the class getting ready to perform Swan Lake. I’ve read another ballet book where the dancing is d...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 10 months ago
Your mileage may vary with this collection of short stories, for me though, I just found only a few of the stories, 5 star worthy. The rest were all over the place. I think the biggest issue is having a collection of short stories by 14 different authors definitely showed who can craft a well though...
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