This week I'm waiting on
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Diribani never expected to meet a goddess at the village well, much less one who grants her a remarkable gift: flowers and precious jewels drop from her lips whenever she talks. Tana is happy for her beloved stepsister, yet when she encounters the goddess, she finds herself speaking snakes and toads. While Diribani’s newfound wealth brings her a prince, Tana is chased out of the village because the province’s governor fears snakes, though thousands are dying of a plague spread by rats. As their fates hang in the balance, each sister struggles to understand her gift. Will it bring her wisdom, good fortune, love . . . or death?
-It sounds like it may be a fairy tale retelling and I want to read more of those. And I LOVE the cover! I think it's really pretty.
You all know about my project to find the most diverse YA/MG publishing company. I will be working with Doret and Laura to find this out but it's a lot of work so I need your help. Please leave a comment telling me the name of a book with a diverse cast published between 2007-2010. Also it would be helpful if you could leave the name of the company (it could be the YA/MG division or the overall company name). Thanks! Oh and vote in my poll, it will be interesting to see if people have a good idea of what the most diverse YA/MG publishing company is.