Intricately detailed illustrations in shades of indigo are masterfully layered with the text in this graphic novel. The pacing and strong imagery evoke myriad emotions and ground this poignant and painfully realistic coming-of-age story.


This graphic novel has appeal to and is appropriate for readers aged 12-14. Twelve-, thirteen-, and fourteen-year-olds fall within the scope of audience (birth to 14 years) for Caldecott consideration.

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