How You Grow Wings
Rimma Onoseta (A)
List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Two Sisters Two Worlds -2022)
Kirkus Prize Finalist * Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year * An SLJ Best Book of the Year * A Rise: A Feminist Book Project honoree * A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year * Nautilus Silver Award Winner * Amazon August Editors' pick
For fans of Ibi Zoboi and Erika L. Sánchez, two sisters in Nigeria are separated—one in the lap of luxury, the other fighting for a chance to thrive—in this "unforgettable" (SLJ, starred review) novel where the line between family and foe is blurred.
Sisters Cheta and Zam couldn’t be more different. Cheta, sharp-tongued and stubborn, never shies away from conflict—either at school or at home, where her mother fires abuse at her. Timid Zam escapes most of her mother’s anger, skating under the radar and avoiding her sister whenever possible. In a turn of good fortune, Zam is invited to live with her aunt’s family in the lap of luxury. Jealous, Cheta also leaves home, but to a harder existence that will drive her to terrible decisions. When the sisters are reunited, Zam alone will recognize just how far Cheta has fallen—and Cheta’s fate will rest in Zam’s hands. (336 pgs) Age 13+
Debut author Rimma Onoseta deftly explores classism, colorism, cycles of abuse, how loyalty doesn’t always come attached to love, and the messy truths that sometimes, family is not a source of comfort, and that morality is all shades of grey.
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Product Dimensions : 5.95 x 1.3 x 8.65 inches
- Shipping Weight : 14.8 ounces