My interview with Jess Hernandez

Guess what? It’s time for another #ChatWithThePBLady

Today, I’m talking to Jess Hernandez about her book FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL.

Jenny: I loved your book FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL. In the book, Milly the donkey wears a party hat to look like a Unicorn. What item would you use as a unicorn horn?

Jess: An ice cream cone, especially one of those chocolate dipped ones. That way I could have it as a snack later.

Jenny: What would be your favorite part of Unicorn School?

Jess: Probably dragon-taming class. I hope I can ride them.

Okay, now time for some fun this or that questions…

Jenny: Cake or ice cream

Jess: ice cream. ALL the ice cream.

Jenny: Ketchup or mustard

Jess: ketchup

Jenny: Ocean or mountains

Jess: mountains. Sand is the devil.

Jenny: Dancing or singing

Jess: Singing

Jenny: Walking or bike riding

Jess: Walking

Jenny: Tell us anything you want us to know about FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL.

Jess: On one hand, it’s a book about first day jitters, fitting in, and feeling like an imposter. On the other hand, it’s also a book about educational parity and who’s allowed in certain spaces, all while making jokes about plungers and camel spit. (Which is apparently vomit — I didn’t know that when I drafted the book!)

@capstonepub

Guess what? It’s time for another #ChatWithThePBLady

Today, I’m talking to Jess Hernandez about her book FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL.

Jenny: I loved your book FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL. In the book, Milly the donkey wears a party hat to look like a Unicorn. What item would you use as a unicorn horn?

Jess: An ice cream cone, especially one of those chocolate dipped ones. That way I could have it as a snack later.

Jenny: What would be your favorite part of Unicorn School?

Jess: Probably dragon-taming class. I hope I can ride them.

Okay, now time for some fun this or that questions…

Jenny: Cake or ice cream

Jess: ice cream. ALL the ice cream.

Jenny: Ketchup or mustard

Jess: ketchup

Jenny: Ocean or mountains

Jess: mountains. Sand is the devil.

Jenny: Dancing or singing

Jess: Singing

Jenny: Walking or bike riding

Jess: Walking

Jenny: Tell us anything you want us to know about FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL.

Jess: On one hand, it’s a book about first day jitters, fitting in, and feeling like an imposter. On the other hand, it’s also a book about educational parity and who’s allowed in certain spaces, all while making jokes about plungers and camel spit. (Which is apparently vomit — I didn’t know that when I drafted the book!)

@capstonepub

illustrations by: Mariano Epelbaum

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