Tanita S Davis
Award-winning author Tanita S. Davis delivers a heartwarming and humorous middle grade tale about a young Black girl who finds her own voice through vlogging and learns to speak out.

JC shines like a 4th of July sparkler. She has the best ideas, the biggest, funniest laugh, and the party starts when she arrives. Serena St. John is proud to be known as her best friend.

Everything changes when JC returns from the hospital with a new kidney—and a new best friend. Out of the spotlight of JC’s friendship, suddenly things aren’t quite so
About the Book
Tanita S Davis
Frank Morrison
Katherine Tegan
Release Date
Nov 3, 2020
Middle Grade
Add Comment
NOTE: Your email address is not required but if entered, will only be visible to the SCBWI BookStop Presenter.
Email Address
From the Author
Dear Reader,
SERENA SAYS arose from the idea that people who don’t see themselves as particularly shiny and story-worthy still have stories worth hearing. Serena is smart and funny but like many people, she was content to let others in her world sparkle, while she saw herself in the reflection of their glow. In order to be her own person, Serena needed to learn her voice, and tell her own story.

Whether you’re a middle-grade reader or an adult, telling your story might just remind you that you are more brilliant than you imagined – and braver than you think.