Hello, Rajani LaRocca!
Rajani LaRocca: Hiya John!
Thanks for visiting Watch. Join. Learn. to complete my sentences in your forthcoming novel in verse, Mirror to reflect†
Rajani LaRocca: Thanks a lot for internet hosting this cowl reveal! I am so excited to speak to you about my newest middle-class guide, Mirror to Mirror, out March 2023 from Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins!
I wrote the phrases in purple and Rajani wrote the phrases black.
The quilt illustration by Vrinda Zaveri and the duvet design by David Curtis for Mirror to reflect is totally lovely and displays so many points of the story. The totally different personalities of the 2 essential characters come to the fore, as do the weather of nature (together with “twin” maple seeds!) and music.
Mirror to reflect tells the story by Maya and Chaya, equivalent twins who love music virtually as a lot as they love one another. However Maya has a secret that eats her up, and when Chaya tries to inform their mother and father about it, Maya shuts her out. To stress her sister, Chaya modifications every thing about herself: the best way she seems and the music she performs. However this solely drives the ladies additional aside.
Then Maya and Chaya make a wager: they faux to be one another at their music summer time camp, and whoever lasts the longest with out being found will get to resolve one thing vital for each of them. As they faux and play one another’s music, every sister discovers vital issues about her twin sister. † † and about themselves.
Mirror to reflect is about household and friendship, music and concern, guilt and forgiveness, and the way love will help us overcome even essentially the most crippling concern.
Poetry speaks to our hearts in a deep and basic manner. As Voltaire mentioned, “poetry is the music of the soul.”
John Schu, it’s best to have requested me if I’ve twins. Not me – I do not actually have a brother or sister! However for this story, I interviewed a number of equivalent twins and was amazed at their deep connections. Whereas I used to be engaged on this guide, I felt Maya and Chaya come alive, and I cherished writing about these characters and their particular bond, which is powerful even when the ladies really feel divided.
Rajani LaRocca was born in India, grew up in Kentucky, and now lives within the Boston space the place she practices drugs and writes award-winning books for younger readers, together with the Newbery Honor-winning novel in middle-aged verse, Purple, white and complete† She has all the time been an omnivorous reader and now she is an omnivorous author of fiction and non-fiction, novels and film books, prose and poetry. She finds inspiration in her household, her childhood, the pure world, math, science and nearly all over the place she seems. Learn extra about Rajani and her books at www.RajaniLaRocca.com en Twitter, Fb, Instagram and LinkedIn. She additionally co-hosts the STEM Girls in KidLit Podcast.
To go looking Mirror to reflect on March 21, 2023.
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