Praise for

the book…

*A Junior Library Guild Selection!

*5 starred reviews!

"An outstanding middle grade debut.” —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

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