Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the YA Highway contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. Thankfully, they let the readers play along. This Week’s Topic: Who is your favorite African-American author or fictional character?
The snarkstress in me wants to name myself as my favorite African-American author. But in order to play by the rules, I tip my hat to Tina McElroy Ansa. I instantly fell in love with her first novel, BABY OF THE FAMILY. It was spooky and spiritual and supremely Southern. Very few novels have affected me like that one. That is, until I read Ansa’s UGLY WAYS, THE HAND I FAN WITH and YOU KNOW BETTER.
Even though I had a hard time putting her books down, I purposely slowed as the pages dwindled because I didn’t want the stories to end. Her writing is truly lyrical in that it sings off the page, not a single word wasted.
Yes, I’m jealous.