It’s time for another ✨ cover reveal ✨, and today, it’s for a book that is close to my heart. Why you may ask? Well, not only is Ilene Wong Gregorio one of the founders of We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit organization that is focused on putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children, but she’s also the author of a YA novel that expertly tackles the topics of race, prejudice, and mental health. These are all topics that affect everyone everywhere—myself included—which is why I’m so excited to present to you Ilene’s newest novel, This Is My Brain in Love.
This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance that explores mental health, race, and self-acceptance told from the perspectives of Jocelyn Wu and Will Domenici.
Jocelyn has three wishes: to make it through junior year without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her best friend, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade.
Will has two goals: to find a paying summer internship and to prove he has what it takes to be an editor on his school paper.
When Jocelyn’s father tells her their family restaurant may be going under, all wishes are off. It’s up to her and Will, her unlikely new employee, to bring A-Plus Chinese Garden into the 21st century. It starts off as a rocky partnership, but we all know what happens there 😉
Before I share with you the first chapters of both Jocelyn and Will, I present to you the animated cover of This Is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio, coming April 2020!
THIS IS MY BRAIN ON BANKRUPTCY • JOCELYN
Irony: The year I decide that central New York isn’t a total dump after all, my dad finally admits that it was a mistake to move here.