Blog Tour for Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams (promo)



Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


Your Plantation Prom is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: May 2, 2023


This sharp-witted, timely novel explores cancel culture, anger, and grief, and challenges the romanticization of America’s racist past with humor and heart—for readers of Dear Martin by Nic Stone and Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson.
Harriet Douglass lives with her historian father on an old plantation in Louisiana, which they’ve transformed into one of the South’s few enslaved people’s museums. Together, while grieving the recent loss of Harriet’s mother, they run tours that help keep the memory of the past alive.
Harriet’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of mother and daughter Claudia and Layla Hartwell—who plan to turn the property next door into a wedding venue, and host the offensively antebellum-themed wedding of two Hollywood stars.
Harriet’s fully prepared to hate Layla Hartwell, but it seems that Layla might not be so bad after all—unlike many people, this California influencer is actually interested in Harriet’s point of view. Harriet’s sure she can change the hearts of Layla and her mother, but she underestimates the scale of the challenge…and when her school announces that prom will be held on the plantation, Harriet’s just about had it with this whole racist timeline! Overwhelmed by grief and anger, it’s fair to say she snaps.
Can Harriet use the power of social media to cancel the celebrity wedding and the plantation prom? Will she accept that she’s falling in love with her childhood best friend, who’s unexpectedly returned after years away? Can she deal with the frustrating reality that Americans seem to live in two completely different countries? And through it all, can she and Layla build a bridge between them?

Content Warning: racism, mentions of slavery, grief from death of a loved one


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Kelly is the mixed-race author of AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2020), MIRROR GIRLS (2022), and YOUR PLANTATION PROM IS NOT OKAY (2023). AGNES was a finalist for the Golden Kite Award. She’s also written for Time, Publisher’s Weekly, and Bustle, among other outlets. She lives in Seattle with her family.


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May 15th
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post

May 16th
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review
Justice For Readers – Top 5 Reasons to Read Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay

May 17th
Reading Stewardess – Review, Playlist
The Litt Librarian – Review

May 18th
The Clever Reader – Top 5 Reasons to Read Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay

May 19th
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Promotional Post
Read and Reviewed – Review

May 20th
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
Jen Jen Reviews – Review

May 21st
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post




May 15th
dreaminginpages – Promotional Post
overlookingcovers – Review, Favorite Quotes
raquelinabook– Review, Favorite Quotes

May 16th
laurensbookvibes – Promotional Post
whisperingprose – Review
popthebutterfly – Content Creator’s Choice
justiceforreaders – Content Creator’s Choice

May 17th
allielovestoread – Promotional Post
onemused – Review
lauraslilibrary– Review, Favorite Quotes
thelittlibrarian – Content Creator’s Choice

May 18th
ninebookishlives – Promotional Post
rickys_radical_reads – Review
thecleverreader – Content Creator’s Choice
phanniebookworm – Content Creator’s Choice

May 19th
quirkylitlover – Promotional Post
theenchantedshelf – Review
gsreadingspree – Review

May 20th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
jenjenreviews – Content Creator’s Choice

May 21st
bookdemonio – Promotional Post
ablueboxfullofbooks – Review, Creative post: LIttle Free Library Drop – Promotional Post








Author: confessionsofayareader

My name is Kristi and I review books and mod on TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I love to travel and go to concerts. I've been married for over 20 years. I listen to a lot of pop punk. Otherwise, I'm pretty boring. We do have four grandchildren now and try to see them monthly since they don't live close. I read mostly YA and adult mystery/thrillers. I also read a lot of middle grade and some adult romance. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and instagram (don't post often).

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