Wednesday, June 23, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani


 Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Nidhi Chanani's newly released graphic novel, Jukebox! Today, on our tour stop, we have a short author Q&A and a cool tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!

Middle Grade
Mystery/Time Travel/Science Fiction
Publish Date:
June 22, 2021

Grab some coins for the jukebox, and get ready for a colorful, time-traveling, musical tale about family and courage

A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen’s only clues to her father’s abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts…glowing?

Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure.


*Author Q&A*
  • Tell us about your new book!

Jukebox is a graphic novel about two cousins, Shahi and Naz, who find a Jukebox that takes them back in time. It's a story about how music ties us to our past and present, how it's influenced history and how it connects us to each other.

  • How and when did your path as an artist begin?

I've always enjoyed drawing and making up stories. I never considered pursuing it as a career because I didn't know that I could until my late 20s. When I discovered artists who were making art as their job I put all my energy into practicing and improving my artistic skills.

  • What motivates/inspires you when you create your art?

I love a challenge. Work that pushes me to explore and learn is my favorite kind of work. When I'm working I will always have music playing and that keeps me focused and motivated.

  • I read in your bio that you attended art school, then later dropped out. Could you tell me about that experience?

When I was in art school, I loved it but it wasn't enough practice. I was in my late 20s and eager to begin my career. I dropped out because I wanted to focus on skill building. After school I completed a new illustration every weekday for years. I created my own ritual to force myself to practice and improve. At the end of the first year of daily drawings, I opened an Etsy store because people wanted prints! The desire to improve my artistic skills helped me start my art business and eventually lead to illustrating and writing books.


**About the Author**
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India and raised in California. She creates illustrations that capture love in everyday moments which are often featured at Disney Parks. In 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. She’s the author of Pashmina, Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, and illustrator of I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and kid.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open to the U.S. & Canada Only
- ends July 1, 2021
Note: Not Responsible for Lost & Damaged Prizes in Your Mail Box

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