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Three swoonsome dates. Two joyous Black American teenagers. One uplifting story of love in all its forms
Romantic love, family love, friend love, and selflove — Ebony LaDelle’s Love Radio debut is an uplifting joy, with two adorable teen characters teetering on the cusp of adulthood while dealing with big problems from the past, and questions about the future.
Dani definitely isn’t looking for love. Not after what happened when her former friend left her alone with that college boy. And not when she’s so set on going to college and becoming a writer. A writer with the impact of her heroines, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and bell hooks. Meanwhile, Prince (AKA DJ LoveJones), is obsessed with music, and offers love advice on his hugely popular radio show around caring for his sick mom and adorable little brother Mook.
When they meet, the fiery sparks can’t be ignored, so Dani agrees to giving Prince three dates to convince her not to swear off love. Cue a stack of sweetness from Prince (the dates he comes up with are so, so thoughtful), and Dani doing a whole lot of soul-searching.
Alongside delivering a beautiful, exhilarating love story, the author weaves in Black history, and shows the power of kids seeing themselves represented in books. It also offers gorgeous representations of family love, support, respect and fun gatherings that allow everyone to thrive. All of which means Love Radio is inspirational, empowering, and super-sweet — what’s not to love?
Clear your TBR pile for this slick, heart-melting romance for fans of Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon.
Prince Jones is passionate about music and romance, dishing out relationship advice on his Love Radio show. But his own love life is looking kind of quiet... Until he meets Dani Ford.
Dani isn't checking for anybody. She's focused on her plan to move to New York City to become a famous author, and avoiding dealing with what happened at that party a few months ago. When the two meet, sparks fly - but Dani's not looking to get derailed. So she gives Prince just three dates to convince her that he's worth falling for...
Sometimes the best love story is the one you write yourself.
We've been waiting for an author like Ebony LaDelle. Love Radio is mega swoonworthy, effortlessly cool, and full of heart. Turn this one all the way up. - Casey McQuiston
Prepare to swoon, LaDelle's Love Radio gives voice to some of the sweetest hopes and the hardest truths. Readers won't be able to get enough of these dope ass characters. - Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land
Love Radio is pure joy. This book is a celebration of Black love, Black teenagers, Black friendship, and the Black family, and I adored it from beginning to end. - Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author
Love Radio is a joyful ode to love stories, big dreams, and the Motor City itself. Ebony LaDelle is a voice to watch! - Michelle Quach, author of Not Here To Be Liked
|Publication date:||1st June 2022|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Topics:||Funny, Music, Romance / Relationship Stories, Sexuality / Relationships|
Ebony LaDelle is a marketer by day, storyteller by night. Born in Michigan, awoken at Howard University, and cultivated in Brooklyn, Ebony can usually be found searching for her next live concert, scouting out the latest food craze to try, or being the undisputed Mom Friend of any group. She cohosted Why Not YA?, a monthly video series where she interviewed authors in the young adult space. Check her out on Instagram @EbonyLaDelleMore About Ebony LaDelle