The Weight of Blood

Tiffany D. Jackson

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The Weight of Blood by Jackson, Tiffany D.
Regular price $19.99
Regular price Sale price $19.99

* AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * INDIE BESTSELLER * JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION * KIDS' INDIE NEXT LIST PICK * NPR BEST PICK * KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR *

New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson ramps up the horror and tackles America's history and legacy of racism in this suspenseful YA novel following a biracial teenager as her Georgia high school hosts its first integrated prom.

When Springville residents--at least the ones still alive--are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation . . . Maddy did it.

An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, Madison Washington has always been a teasing target for bullies. And she's dealt with it because she has more pressing problems to manage. Until the morning a surprise rainstorm reveals her most closely kept secret: Maddy is biracial. She has been passing for white her entire life at the behest of her fanatical white father, Thomas Washington.

After a viral bullying video pulls back the curtain on Springville High's racist roots, student leaders come up with a plan to change their image: host the school's first integrated prom as a show of unity. The popular white class president convinces her Black superstar quarterback boyfriend to ask Maddy to be his date, leaving Maddy wondering if it's possible to have a normal life.

But some of her classmates aren't done with her just yet. And what they don't know is that Maddy still has another secret . . . one that will cost them all their lives.



Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: 09/06/2022
Pages: 416
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.54h x 5.86w x 1.44d
ISBN: 9780063029149
Age: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 517707 / Weight of Blood


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 08/01/2022
School Library Journal 08/01/2022 pg. 91
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2022 pg. 86
Booklist 09/15/2022 pg. 51
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2022 - Book Of Special Distinction