A gritty and absorbing tale of learning to love
oneself and one’s roots, warts and all.
In bold and gorgeous verse, Varela crafts a deeply moving and evocative story that grapples unflinchingly with issues of mental health. This is a book our young people need. Alessandra Narvaez Varela is a fresh new voice, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
Newberry Honor-award winning author of Other Words For Home and My Heart and Other Black Holes