My Kirkus Q&A with Celia C. Pérez

h1 December 21st, 2017 by jules

I’ve mentioned in a few interviews my desire to see more stories about brown weirdos, because that’s something I never saw as a kid — brown people who were outside the ‘mainstream.’ Growing up in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood and attending schools with a similar demographic, there weren’t many kids who were into books or writing or art or music. And that’s not to say that those two things don’t go together; I just never saw it in my sort of insulated world. I didn’t start making zines or really get into punk until I was in college, but these are both things that if I’d had any exposure to as a twelve-year-old, I would have eaten up.”

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Over at Kirkus today, I talk with debut author Celia C. Pérez, pictured here, about her middle-grade novel, The First Rule of Punk (Viking, August 2017).

The Q&A is here. Next week, I’ll follow up here at 7-Imp with some more of the zines in her book!

Until tomorrow …

 

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