Happy book birthday to fellow Class of 2k17 member Tiffany Jackson!
Her YA debut, ALLEGEDLY, launches today!
Publisher’s Weekly called ALLEGEDLY “…intensely relevant, addressing race, age, and mental illness within the criminal justice system. Well conceived and executed, this is an absorbing and exceptional first novel.”
Kirkus described it as “Searing and true.”
Nine-year-old Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly.
She didn’t say much during the trial but the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A three-month-old white baby had died under the care of a church going black mother and her daughter.
After spending six years in prison for the unthinkable crime, sixteen year old Mary discovers she is pregnant. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past while surviving life in a Brooklyn group home. But her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her mother.
Check out Tiffany at her website – and be sure to sign up for her Newsletter of Dopeness.
Then head over to you local bookstore or to one of these online vendors to pick up a copy.