Bright Red Fruit

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Make Me a World
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5.8 X 8.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Safia Elhillo is an award-winning poet and author. Her debut YA novel in verse, Home Is Not a Country, was longlisted for the National Book Award and received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and an Arab American Book Award. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, Safia is a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-winner of the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, and listed in Forbes Africa's 2018 "30 Under 30." She lives in Los Angeles.
★ "A stunning work that deeply explores poetry, the complexities of identity, and the longing for love."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "A mesmerizing verse novel and a gripping exploration of the hyper-policing of Black girls' bodies and sexuality."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Elhillo has created more than a cautionary tale. Much like the tale of Persephone's abduction, she has crafted a story that contains misery, but at its very core, harbors hope." --Booklist, starred review

"Elhillo creates a realistic picture of a teenage girl trying to push against unfair perceptions. Readers will appreciate the believable portrayal of a teen who is dealing with complex issues of family, friendship, and romantic love." --The Horn Book

"An achingly gorgeous novel in verse that explodes with emotion and heart."--Kim Johnson, bestselling author of This is My America and Invisible Son.

"Crackles with energy...In a word, gorgeous."--Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Internment and Hollow Fires.