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Tour Schedule: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

charming as a verb

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for our first exclusively international book tour for Charming As a Verb by Ben Philippe!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voice and international readers as possible. There were so many people interested and we got more so many responses, which makes us super happy.

Be sure to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of Charming as a Verb. 

Featured Book

49867239Publication date: September 18th, 2020

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Pages: 336

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Diversity tags: own-voices, Haitian

Buy: AmazonGoodreads Book Depository

Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University.

There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself.

Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for. . . .

This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves.

Featured Voice

Ben Philippe was born in Haiti, raised in Montreal, Qc, Canada, and now resides in New York. He is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers (UT Austin) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. He has covered Media & Culture for Vanity Fair, Observer, The A.V. Club, The Guardian, Playboy, and Thrillist. His short stories have appeared in Five Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, Bookanista, and a couple of other places.  He currently teaches at Barnard College in Manhattan, New York.

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September 2nd

What Irin Reads – Review Only

The Youngvamp’s Haven – Review Only

September 3rd

Phantom Paper – Share an excerpt

September 4th

Scorpioreader – Share an excerpt

September 5th

Oiza Reads – Review Only

Roving Savant – Review Only

September 6th

MelReads – Review Only 

Her Book Thoughts – Playlist 

September 7th

The Moon Child Pages – Review Only

Her Bookish Diaries – Review Only

September 8th

By My Shelf – Reading Vlog 

Endless Pages – Review in GIFs

Paperbacks & Pen – Review Only

Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour! 


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