Next Letter for Kids: Liselle Sambury


Our next Letter for Kids comes from YA author Liselle Sambury! Liselle sends us a letter all about her favorite festival, and the fun ways to celebrate her culture that are important to her.

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Liselle Sambury is a Trinidadian-Canadian author who grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and her brand of writing can be described as “messy Black girls in fantasy situations.” She is the author of Blood Like Magic (Margaret K. McElderry Books, June 2021). In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to helping demystify the sometimes complicated business of being an author.


Photograph of Liselle Sambury by Liselle Sambury.