Genre: young adult, fantasy
Diversity tags: own-voices, poc representation (indian)
Publication date: 08 September 2020
Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing
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About the Author
Malavika Kannan is an Indian-American novelist (#OwnVoices), feminist writer, and political activist raised in the suburbs of Central Florida. She wrote her award-winning debut novel, The Bookweaver’s Daughter, when she was seventeen years old. Malavika is currently an undergraduate at Stanford University.
A relentless advocate for girls changing the world, Malavika uses stories to speak truth to power and disrupt narratives. Malavika’s writing has won accolades from Scholastic Art & Writing, YoungArts, and the Library of Congress, among other places.
Beyond the page, Malavika is a nationally-recognized activist for women’s rights and youth empowerment. She has organized historic political campaigns for Women’s March, Giffords, and March for Our Lives, including #NationalSchoolWalkout, the largest single-day youth-led protest in American history. She is founder of The Homegirl Project, a girl-led organization that empowers female-identifying youth of color to become political leaders.
About the Tour
The tour for The Bookweaver’s Daughter exclusively accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to Asian (especially Indian) readers. Its official hashtag is #BookweaverTour.
The tour will run from August 31st to September 4th, which is the week prior to the book’s release date. Although book reviews are required for this tour, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.
Digital review copies of The Bookweaver’s Daughter will be distributed through NetGalley. This means that you need a NetGalley account to participate.
Sign-ups will close within next week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.
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