Just in time for national foster care month, Magic City Momma publisher Chandra Sparks Splond has released You’ve Gotta Have Faith, the second book in her Date with Destini series, which looks at foster care from a child’s perspective. The series, which is geared toward readers ages nine to 12, follows 10-year-old Destini Daniels who dreams of getting out of foster care, being adopted and finding her own forever family.
About the books:
The Greatest Gift of All, Book 1
Ten-year-old Destini Daniels is so over foster care. After years of staying with an aunt she barely knows, she’s ready for a change. With a little help, Destini devises the perfect scheme to get her forever family, but when things don’t go according to plan, does she have to give up her dream, or is it a chance at a gift bigger than she ever imagined?
You’ve Gotta Have Faith, Book 2
Destini is excited she is going to be adopted—or is she? When she gets a bad grade and learns her foster mother has a secret that could put her adoption in jeopardy, Destini starts to lose faith she’ll get a forever family—or pass science. When someone volunteers to tutor her, Destini begins to believe she may not only get an “A,” but maybe she’ll get a forever mom—and dad.
About the Author
Chandra Sparks Splond is an editor, blogger and award-winning author. Her young adult novel Spin It Like That was chosen as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and The Pledge was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She is also the author of He’s Got Game, The Promise and The Greatest Gift of All. Splond’s editing clients include several New York Times, USA Today and Essence bestselling authors. In addition to working for Kensington Publishing as the consulting editor for Arabesque romance, Splond has also done work for Random House, Moody Publishers, Kimani Press (formerly known as BET Books), and Hyperion. She has also worked for Good Housekeeping, Hope for Women magazine and Romantic Times. Her blog focuses on African-American moms living in Birmingham, Alabama and shares tips to help them balance faith, family and fiction. Visit her online at www.chandrasparkssplond.com and www.magiccitymomma.com.
Both books are available online.
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