Why did I love this book?
This recent Newbery Honor book in verse is a stunning combination of science and story. Reha is a first-generation Indian American immigrant and is struggling to find her place in the world. Torn between her Indian and her American identities, she is unsure how to fit in. When her beloved mother is diagnosed with leukemia, Reha’s priorities drastically shift, and she must forge new connections between her heritage and her heart. The simple, powerful way the author weaves in science and medical information in this story is truly masterful.