Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone Is an Epic Allegory About the Black Experience

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Tonight Show Summer Reads winner, 24-year-old author Tomi Adeyemi, tells Jimmy about the inspiration behind her New York Times best-seller, Children of Blood and Bone.Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35cGet more Jimmy Fallon: Follow Jimmy: Jimmy: more The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Follow The Tonight Show: The Tonight Show: Tonight Show Tumblr: more NBC: NBC YouTube: NBC: NBC: Tumblr: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon features hilarious highlights from the show including: comedy sketches, music parodies, celebrity interviews, ridiculous games, and, of course, Jimmy's Thank You Notes and hashtags! You'll also find behind the scenes videos and other great web exclusives.Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone Is an Epic Allegory About the Black Experience


  • ja sam deina
    ja sam deina  a years ago +397

    Say what you want about Jimmy, but he is perhaps the only late night host who interviews AUTHORS. Nothing really against actors, but man, it's so refreshing to see a divergence from celebrity culture and for us to focus on bodies of works like novels and books of poetry. Thank you Jimmy Fallon team!

  • Dharma
    Dharma  a years ago +442

    Jimmy is one of the only late night hosts who gives authors the chance to come out and speak about their works. High praise to him, especially for bringing such an amazing YA author on the show!

  • thebookbasement
    thebookbasement  a years ago +465

    dude, she's so effortlessly funny and cool. YES

  • Catallena
    Catallena  a years ago +537

    aww, shes so cute and excited. im reading this book now and its really good

  • Tara Farrell
    Tara Farrell  a years ago +130

    crap she's 24, I only have 7 months to write a book so I'm not a failure

  • Lewisland
    Lewisland  a years ago +294

    On point with the Nigerian parents expectations!!

  • Kay Simmons
    Kay Simmons  a years ago +199

    I am so happy for her!!! But Father God...please let them cast black people in this movie. Don’t look at me like that! You know what I’m talking about. Or better yet, I’ll do you one better; Father God please let Zélie and Amari be actual dark skin girls. PLEASE! I’m willing to bet my signed copy of Kingdom of Ash that they are going to ask Amandla Steinberg as Zélie (because whenever they need a black girl in a movie they always cast her. Keep in mind that she’s not a dark skin)

  • Angela B
    Angela B  a years ago +392

    I’ve read this book and its AMAZING! SO great to find an exciting AND diverse book in an otherwise culturally stale world of scifi .. Can’t wait to read the sequel!

  • Monica Jones
    Monica Jones  a years ago +261

    I am Nigerian and I am a Doctor .lol

  • Pankaj Raj
    Pankaj Raj  a years ago +235

    Loved the book. Black girl magic realness. 😍

  • Royally Princess
    Royally Princess  a years ago +78

    I'm Nigerian and studying to become a doctor. I know all too well what she's talking about. I've already read her book and I'm planning on re-reading it. 🇳🇬

  • palmtrees101
    palmtrees101  a years ago +70

    If anyone loved Avatar the Last Airbender, this is a must read!! Basically African Avatar XD

  • thenewyorkbookshelf
    thenewyorkbookshelf  a years ago +62

    Jimmy is really branching out I love that he is giving support to wonderful women of the book industry

  • uollɐℲ ʎɯɯıs
    uollɐℲ ʎɯɯıs  a years ago +79

    Speechless because of her beauty

  • Stephanie Reneé DeRamus

    I can feel the Black Girl Magic 😍✨

  • It's_ tru
    It's_ tru  a years ago +120

    She's gorgeous😍

  • Viola
    Viola  a years ago +67

    I love seeing writers/authors on late night shows! That cover is gorgeous and the story sounds amazing, especially as a fantasy lover, I've never read a fantasy book set in Africa

  • Paul Farrington-Douglas
    Paul Farrington-Douglas  a years ago +45

    Just came to say the audiobook is kinda sorta seriously fcking awesome. So if you like audiobooks...

  • Enny Owl
    Enny Owl  a years ago +69

    Nigeria represent 🙌🏾✨

  • enrique mas
    enrique mas  a years ago +52

    This book was such a good read. The character development, the storytelling, the symbolism, everything.