Everything Within and in Between


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5.35 X 8.27 X 1.18 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

Nikki Barthelmess is a journalist published everywhere from lifestyle blogs to survivalist magazines. She entered foster care in Nevada at twelve, and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, Nikki found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Nikki lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her pride-and-joy Corgi pup. She is the author of The Quiet You Carry, Quiet No More, and Everything Within and In Between.


"Barthelmess' story thoughtfully explores intergenerational cultural dynamics and racial microaggressions as it follows Ri on her journey of self-discovery. An honest and engaging narrative." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This lush coming-of-age tale will fire readers' emotions as they follow Ri's quest to learn more about her heritage ... full of hope and realistic situations, [it] will speak to those who enjoy stories exploring identity and true purpose." -- Booklist

"Barthelmess examines identity, complicated intergenerational relationships, and the power of connection to one's cultural heritage and community with sincerity and insight in this nuanced contemporary coming-of-age novel. Readers will find much to love in Ri's journey as she sets out to define who she is and what she wants for herself." -- Publishers Weekly

"A moving story of acceptance, this will give readers space to consider what they can't change, what they must fight to change, and what they shouldn't have to." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A relatable, compelling, and powerful story that offers a way forward, a way to reclaim and redefine one's self." -- Randy Ribay, author of the National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing

"An earnest and heartfelt look at biracial identity, complicated family dynamics, and the discovery of awho we are and who we hope to become." -- Crystal Maldonado, author of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

"A hopeful coming-of-age story about new friendships, first love, and figuring out how to bridge two worlds. It's a tender novel that glimmers with all of the wonder of self-discovery." -- Monica Gomez-Hira, author of Once Upon a Quinceañera

"A moving story about family, the challenges facing biracial teens, and the importance of forgiveness." -- Ismée Williams, author of This Train Is Being Held

A stunning story about having faith in oneself, one's friends, and one's family. Ri and all the people she loves are so real and full of heart that it's impossible not to root for them" -- Samantha Mabry, author of Tigers, Not Daughters

"A solid addition to young adult collections." -- School Library Journal