Jade describes herself as a bigger girl and you cringe when she is harassed because she doesn’t fit someone’s standard of beauty.
“And this makes me wonder if a black girl’s life is only about being stitched together and coming undone, being stitched together and coming undone. I wonder if there’s ever a way for a girl like me to feel whole. Wonder”
“I don’t know what’s worse. Being mistreated because of the color of your skin, your size, or having to prove that it really happened.
Jade's powerful voice explores identity, friendships and self-worth in this compelling coming of age book.
6th-8th grade, Character driven, Friendship, Issues fiction, People of color