Despite everything she might do to hide what's happening, and all her work keeping her friends together, when Sparkle's secrets start coming to the surface--Sparkle has to come to terms with the changes in her life and show her classmates and her family what she can do with or without hair.
Lakita Wilson is the author of several novels and nonfiction projects for children and young adults, including What is Black Lives Matter? and Who is Colin Kaepernick? part of the New York Times bestselling Who HQ Now series, the middle grade novel Be Real, Macy Weaver, and the young adult novel Last Chance Dance.
Lakita was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Prince Goerge's County, Maryland. A 2017 recipient of SCBWI's Emerging Voices Award, Lakita received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently on faculty at Prince George's Community College in the education department. Lakita lives in Prince George's County, Maryland, with her two children. She can be found online at lakitawilson.com.
- Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (October 24, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- ISBN-10: 059346575X
- ISBN-13: 9780593465752
- Reading age: 8 - 12 years
- Grade level: 3 - 7
- Item Weight: 15.4 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches