“Their deaths might leave a hole in our hearts as deep as the ocean, but it is only because we are as deep as the ocean, and our capacity to love is as high as the sky. The earthquake took much from us. But there is much we can take from it as well” This novel set in 1906 San Francisco follows the story of Mercy Wong, a girl living in Chinatown who is determined to get an education and improve her life. She plots, lies, and bribes her way into the prestigious St. Clare's school only to find that it's not what she expected. All their problems need to be put aside however when disaster strikes and the St. Clare's girls need to work together just to survive.
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee Erica's Picks 6th & up Tags: Character Driven, Friendship, Historical Fiction, People of Color