Tomi Adeyemi

The Y.A. fantasy novelist, whose new book is ‘Children of Virtue and Vengeance,’ loves headstrong heroines: ‘ The difference now is that I get to read all the things I like with characters who look like me.’

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What books are on your nightstand? “All the Stars and Teeth,” by Adalyn Grace; “Ninth House,” by Leigh Bardugo; “The Last Arrow,” by Erwin Raphael McManus. I always have an itch for great fantasy, which Grace and Bardugo provide. And I’m always...

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