Middle Grade/Young Adult
Last Summer With Maizon
Margaret and Maizon are best friends. When Margaret’s father dies and Maizon gets accepted to a boarding school in Connecticut, Margaret wonders if life on Madison Street will ever be the same again.
Where it takes place:
In the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York
Where I wrote it:
In the apartment I grew up in on Madison Street in Brooklyn, New York and in Garden City, Long Island.
Why I wrote it:
Growing up, there were very few books about black girls and even fewer about people like the people I knew in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. I wanted to write about the people I loved and the neighborhood that had been my home for many years. Last Summer With Maizon was my first novel.