*A Junior Library Guild Selection!
"An outstanding middle grade debut . . . With intimate authenticity, she explores how fierce but “colorblind” familial love can result in erasure and sensitively delineates the pain of facing casual racism." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Lyrically rendered, heartbreaking, a wail of a novel.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winning author of THE POET X
"This is the book I needed as a young girl… a beautiful, necessary book." —Brandy Colbert, author of Finding Yvonne and Little & Lion
"Lockington's debut is a revelation. The language is delicious. Keda's story is searing and essential. I can't wait for everyone to read this." —Tracey Baptiste, New York Times bestselling author of The Jumbies series