Read It Again Bookstore is excited to welcome Kyandreia Jones, author of two Choose Your Own Adventure books! Join us November 9th at 4pm to find out about the lives of James Armistead Lafayette and Mary Bowser!
You can watch this event here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqOxzV9hzY0
Kyandreia Jones received a Creative Writing BFA from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She was born and raised in South Florida. When she thinks of home she likes to muse that she is in a “sunshine state of mind.” Jones’ poetry and prose has been published in various college literary publications and magazines such as Red Weather, Grasping Roots, The Black List Journal and The Underground. Opportunities like having her first short story “At Home” published by Living Spring Publishers in Stories Through the Ages, College Edition 2017 inspired Jones to take her writing to new heights. Working for Choose Your Own Adventure has been the highlight of Jones’ career and she cannot wait to see what other adventures await her! Jones values reading, writing, laughing, and promoting universal kindness. She lives in the Miami area with her dog, Noble.
Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: James Armistead Lafayette-
The year is 1781. YOU are James Armistead, a brave, literate enslaved person living in Virginia. General Lafayette approaches you with the most critical choice of your life: do you join the Revolutionary Army or find freedom on your own terms? As a spy for the revolution, you might change the course of history. But whose liberty will you really be fighting for?
PRAISE FOR CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SPIES:
"In this history-inspired spin-off from the venerable Choose Your Own Adventure line, readers adopt the persona of James Armistead Lafayette, an enslaved person who becomes a spy during the American Revolution...The plots are swift and snappy, and the format, a tried-and-true gimmick that has persisted for decades, lends itself well to multiple rereads and interactivity, if not to a clear historical record." –Publishers Weekly
"For fans of Choose Your Own Adventure books, this historical drama is worth having on the shelf.” –Kirkus
"…This book will get kids excited about history." –Booklist
Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mary Bowser
Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mary Bowser by Kyandreia Jones puts YOU in the shoes of real-life Civil War heroine, Mary Bowser. 9-12 year old readers will join an organized ring of women who spy in plain sight to help the Union during the Civil War. Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mary Bowser is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next.
YOU are a brave and fearless woman. You can ride standing on the back of a horse while shooting a bow and arrow. You never go anywhere without your sword. But your best skill of all is your ability to disguise yourself. Will YOU infiltrate the Confederate White House, posing as a servant, and gather information for the Union?
For readers who enjoyed other titles from the Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES series, including: Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: James Armistead Lafayette by Kyandreia Jones, Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mata Hari by Katherine Factor, and Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Noor Inayat Khan by Rana Tahir.