Zenzi Williams exudes the spirit of young, Black Kenyatta Bernice, known as KB, in this sensitive and realistic coming-of-age debut. Narrating from the perspective of KB, who is on the cusp of turning 11, Williams captures precociousness, trauma, and joy with tenderness and wisdom. KB and her 15-year-old sister are sent to live with their estranged grandfather after their father's death. As KB pieces together the painful truths about her family and endures more suffering, Williams creates a vivid and heartbreaking portrait of childhood trauma. With moving authenticity, her comforting voice and nuanced performance navigate difficult topics that include race, mental health, drug use, and sexual assault. V.T.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593510971 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593510988 $76.00
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