Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now (First Time Trade)

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Inkyard Press
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.53 pounds

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About the Author

Dana L. Davis is an author, actress, and voice-over artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has starred in Heroes, Coach Carter, Franklin & Bash, Veronica Mars, and countless other film and TV productions. A few of her animation credits include Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Craig of the Creek, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Dana is a classically trained violist and the founder of the LA-based nonprofit Culture for Kids, LA, which provides inner-city children with free tickets and transportation to attend performing arts shows around LA County.

"Debut author Davis takes an unflinching approach to racism, religion, emotional abuse, and mental illness. Tiffany's circumstances are nightmarish, but the narrative isn't weighed down, in large part because of her integrity, passion, and refusal to be self-pitying."-Publishers Weekly

"Davis' debut novel is an honest, funny, and captivating examination of race, socio-economics, mental health, and family...A dynamic and honest coming-of-age novel with universal appeal that will especially speak to black girls questioning their place in the world." -Kirkus Reviews

"This debut grabbed me from the very beginning, and kept the hits coming till the very end."-B&N Teen Blog

"This #OwnVoices YA novel delivers moving, realistic, and fully-developed characters that you'll feel deeply connected to from the very first page. Don't miss Dana L. Davis' lovable debut." -HelloGiggles

"The novel tackles a wide range of important issues - racism, mental health, religion, class, family - through the lens of a spirited and tough protagonist you'll fall in love with." -Bustle

"A strong choice for most YA collections." -School Library Journal