National Society of Social Studies Educators Best Trade Book of 2019, Kirkus Review Best Book of 2019 and the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII and CJ begins to write her own fight story.
Level: Grades 8-12