If Romeo and Juliet got the Hamilton treatment...who would play the leads?
Dana L. Davis joins Books on Tap Live to discuss her vividly funny, honest, and charming #ownvoices novel starring a teen taking her shot at a part in Broadway’s hottest new show, a Romeo and Juliet inspired hip-hopera.
In Roman and Jewel, Jerzie Jhames believes she has what it takes, but when mega star, Cinny, snags the lead, Jerzie’s hopes are crushed. Jerzie takes the role of Cinny’s understudy and finds herself falling for the male lead, Zeppelin Reid, a bad idea made worse when she realizes Cinny has designs on him. But when a video of Jerzie and Zepp practicing goes viral and the entire world weighs in on who should play Jewel, Jerzie learns that while the price of fame is high, friendship, family, and love are priceless.
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Dana L. Davis is an actress who lives and works in LA. She has starred in Heroes, Prom Night, Franklin & Bash and 10 Things I Hate About You. Dana is a classically trained violist and the founder of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Culture for Kids LA, which provides inner-city children with free tickets and transportation to attend performing-arts shows around LA County. She currently appears in the animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now is her debut novel.
Find her around the web at danaldavis.com
Emma Kantor is deputy children’s book editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of the Children’s Bookshelf and School & Library Spotlight newsletters, and host of PW KidsCast, a podcast featuring interviews with authors and illustrators.
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