“I never required this race, or a hashtag, or the lord to be a sovereign. I was conceived sovereignty. All I needed to do was get my crown.”

Creator, teacher and proofreader Leah Johnson wrote one of 2020’s top of the line books, You Ought to See Me in a Crown. Kirkus referred to the hit YA novel as “an on point romantic comedy… [and] the strange prom sentiment you didn’t realize you wanted.”

As well as fixing the New York Times Success list and procuring a few “book of the year” recognitions, You Ought to See Me in a Crown is a Stall Honor Book and the debut Reese’s Book Club YA pick. Johnson’s sophomore novel, Ascent to the Sun, will hit racks in 2021.

“A joke I used to recurrent in those days was: For what reason be blissful when you can intrigue? I realized that how will generally be fascinating. Power in was being a scene, even a hopeless display.

The punch and the line. Interesting: sentences like serrated edges, giggling like automatic weapon adjusts, a beverage in one hand, an acquired cigarette in the other. On the off chance that you could draw an adequate number of looks, any room could circle around you.” ( How We Battle for Our Lives)

Saeed Jones is maybe most popular for his verse with his presentation assortment, Preface to Injury, being named a 2014 finalist for the Public Book Pundits Circle Grant. Jones’ different honors incorporate a Cart Prize, two Lambda Scholarly Honors and a PEN Artistic Honor. Most as of late, he created the instinctive, expressive journal How We Battle for Our Lives.