Girl in Reverse
When Lily was three, her mother put her up for adoption, then disappeared without a trace. Or so Lily was told. Lily grew up in her new family and tried to forget her past. But with the Korean War raging and fear of “commies” everywhere, Lily’s Asian heritage makes her a target. She is sick of the racism she faces, a fact her adoptive parents won’t take seriously. For Lily, war is everywhere—the dinner table, the halls at school, and especially within her own skin. (Read more)
An International Literacy Association YA honor book for 2015!
GIL made the honor list for the ILA award this July. The ILA awards are “reserved for first and second books by authors who display what’s referred to as ‘unusual promise.’”
An NPR pick for the Best Books of 2014!
Girl in Reverse was among the best in 5 categories: History Lovers, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, The Dark Side and Young Adult.