In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books – poetry, novels, memoirs and more – all written by Black American authors. Each of these works moved, engaged, delighted, enraged, and excited Island Free Library readers’ this past year, and we’ll be featuring one title every day through the month of February.
Today’s work is Nikki Shannon Smith’s The Scrumptious Life of Azaleah Lane, the third in a series of books based on eight year-old Azaleah Lane and her family. In The Scrumptious Life, Azaleah is visiting her aunt and wants to make cookies for her mom, but they won’t turn out right! Resourceful Azaleah must get to the bottom of the cookie catastrophe, and readers will want to follow along through engaging short chapters and hilarious hijinks!
Nikki Shannon Smith is an author, speaker, and teacher who has spent more than 25 years in the classroom. The author of picture books, chapter books, YA novels and more, Smith is always thinking about writing, and has multiple projects in the works. An Oakland, CA native, Smith now lives and writes in the Sacramento area. Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!