Patty Carroll

    I believe everyone should read this book! I’m retired now, but I taught in what was considered an urban high school with a high percentage of students in poverty situations, many with an incarcerated parent, and/or living in high crime/drug activity hot spots. I can speak to the authenticity of the language and emotion here. I spoke about this book with students who read it. We all agreed; it’s an important, timely novel.