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The Weight of Blood

By Tiffany D. Jackson
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson digital book - Fable

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* 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.

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Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveRealistic settingDarkThought-provokingBigotryRacismViolence
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Diverse charactersEasy to readBigotryRacismViolence
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Characters change and growEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedDark settingDarkThought-provokingAbuse
“I’m going to go have to read Carrie because I didnt get the reference. That said this wasn’t my normal genre but was engaging and thrilling and upsetting. Great read. Would highly recommend.”
AbuseSexual assaultViolence
Thumbs Up
Characters change and growDiverse charactersDescriptive writingEasy to read

About Tiffany D. Jackson

Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Allegedly, Monday's Not Coming, Let Me Hear a Rhyme, Grown, White Smoke, The Weight of Blood, and coauthor of Blackout and Whiteout. A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, earned her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade of TV and film experience. The Brooklyn native still resides in the borough she loves. You can visit her at www.writeinbk.com.

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