Bitter Akwaeke Emezi

Bitter

Author: Akwaeke Emezi
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Book Title
Bitter
Author
Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN
9780593309032
From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution--and how youth lead the way. After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the city of Lucille. Bitter's instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren't willing to settle for a world that's so far away from what they deserve. Pulled between old friendships, her artistic passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn't sure where she belongs--in the studio or in the streets. And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost? This timely and riveting novel--a companion to the National Book Award finalist Pet--explores the power of youth, protest, and art.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Akwaeke EmeziPublisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young ReadersPublished: 02/15/2022ISBN: 9780593309032Pages: 272Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.20dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2021Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2022Publishers Weekly 01/31/2022Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 50Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022School Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 109
From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution--and how youth lead the way.

After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the city of Lucille.

Bitter's instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren't willing to settle for a world that's so far away from what they deserve. Pulled between old friendships, her artistic passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn't sure where she belongs--in the studio or in the streets. And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost?

This timely and riveting novel--a companion to the National Book Award finalist Pet--explores the power of youth, protest, and art.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 02/15/2022
ISBN: 9780593309032
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 01/31/2022
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 50
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022
School Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 109
From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution--and how youth lead the way.

After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the city of Lucille.

Bitter's instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren't willing to settle for a world that's so far away from what they deserve. Pulled between old friendships, her artistic passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn't sure where she belongs--in the studio or in the streets. And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost?

This timely and riveting novel--a companion to the National Book Award finalist Pet--explores the power of youth, protest, and art.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 02/15/2022
ISBN: 9780593309032
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 01/31/2022
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 50
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022
School Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 109