A Sitting in St. James

This astonishing novel from three-time National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia about the interwoven lives of those bound to a plantation in antebellum America is an epic masterwork – empathetic, brutal, and entirely human – and essential reading for both teens and adults grappling with the long history of American racism. 1860, Louisiana. After serving […]

Every Time a Rainbow Dies

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia, Every Time a Rainbow Dies is a moving, lyrical, and diverse love story – perfect for fans of One Crazy Summer who are ready for an older voice. Dreamy Thulani spends most of his time up on the roof, taking care of the flock […]


Beloved author Rita Williams-Garcia intertwines the lives of three very different teens in this fast-paced, gritty narrative about choices and the impact that even the most seemingly insignificant ones can have. A National Book Award finalist. One day. One huge New York City high school. Three girls, headed toward one slow-motion collision. There’s Trina, a […]

No Laughter Here

In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to highlight an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year, and to explore a perspective not often depicted in YA fiction. Even though they were born in different countries, Akilah and Victoria are […]