Fans of Jason Reynolds and Kelly Yang will love this witty and wise middle grade contemporary about an unhoused tween graffiti artist taking on corruption and gentrification on her block.
Bella “Unfadeable” Fades is determined to stay out of trouble. A wiser-than-her-years graffiti artist known for tagging walls and bridges in her Indianapolis neighborhood, the Land, Bella plans to spend her summer break lying low and steering clear of anyone who might tip off to social services that she’s living on her own.
But keeping a low profile is all but impossible when Bella discovers people in high places are trying to defund the Land. She has to find a way to fight back. Getting involved will mean putting herself out there—making connections with unlikely friends and attracting potential enemies. But if Bella doesn’t put her trust in her neighbors and learn how to bring her community together, her home—and her future—will never be the same.
From author Maurice Broaddus comes a heartfelt and genuine story about building community, finding family, and the power of Black Girl Magic.
ISBN/EAN: 0062796348 / 9780062796349
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: May 10, 2022
Target Age: 8-12