Author Spotlight: Evelyn Coleman

For the past few days I've been immersed in children's books, specifically by the author Evelyn Coleman.

Eveylyn Coleman

Eveylyn Coleman

I was put on to Coleman's works thanks to Superheroes in Color, and the first book I read was Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery.

As I've mentioned before, I absolutely adore children's literature, especially since my chief aim is to be a force in children's literature myself. Not to mention, I love building my classroom library as a fourth grade teacher.

The elements Coleman used to pull me into the text were its level of suspense, the historical factor, the time period set during Reconstruction in the U.S. and the twist at the end. I was so enchanted with how well this book was written that I found myself purchasing a book that was recommended after I reached the last page on my Kindle.

A history mystery set in 1920s Harlem? Yeah, this book had me at hello. I didn't even hesitate making the purchase. I found myself up at 3 o'clock in the morning in a world of slick dressers, smooth talkers, the saints and sinners, the artists and intellectuals. Because Hot Like Fire is a story that honors the heroes of the Harlem Renaissance, it was nice to see those very people I've spent so much time getting to know through their literature come to life in this historical fiction. 

I can definitely see myself adding these books to my classroom library, and I know I'll be rereading them for years to come. 

Two thumbs up for Evelyn Coleman. #ReadMoreBooks