After she became pregnant with her daughter, Tanya Simon went looking for books to share with the new member of her family. That's when she realized: there weren't very many fictional young black heroines in children's literature. So Simon sat down with friend Victoria Bond and wrote a story she thought her daughter would enjoy: "Zora and Me."
The book, which tells a fictional account of a young Zora Neale Hurston as a girl detective in her Florida hometown, was the kind of young adult literature Simon wished existed for her daughter. We're asking listeners: What book would you write for your own children? Is there a group or a person who you feel is underrepresented, or a story you think is missing from the bookstore shelves?