The incredible Brenda Vicars has joined me in an interview to help promote her fantastic (and one of my favorite books of the decade) Polarity in Motion. Controversial and heartwarming (Not to mention DIverse!), it’s the kind of book you longed for when you were a teenager. IT’S A MUST READ!!
In less than 30 words, tell us about your book.
Polarity in Motion shows what happens when Polarity’s nude picture hits the Internet.But beneath the surface, the book is a coming of age story—a girl’s recognition of white privilege.
Why did you write it? or better yet where did the plot idea come from?
Worries. The plot idea, the characters, and the theme came from worries.
Worry 1—You know how you read in the news about people being incarcerated by mistake? I’ve always worried that the same kind of thing could happen in a school system—that a student could be blamed for something he or she didn’t do. Polarity in Motion is a story of how that could happen.
Worry 2—When I was a high school English teacher, I was frustrated because the fiction choices available to my students primarily featured only white characters. What message does that send to students, both white and non-white? If you read the blurb for Polarity in Motion, you’ll see nothing about race, but the story and the cover embrace diversity.
Worry 3—The playing field is not even for all young adults. Why didn’t I recognize this when I was a teen? Why is my generation still struggling to fix it? I simply cannot stop grappling with those questions or trying to create stories about young adults who triumph in spite of inequity.
How can your fans contact you?