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About the Author
Natalia Sylvester is the author of two novels for adults, Chasing the Sun and Everyone Knows You Go Home, which won an International Latino Book Award. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Miami, Central Florida, and South Texas.She lives in Austin, Texas. Visit her at nataliasylvester.com.
"Sylvester's YA debut embodies the theme of our decade: to stand up and speak up for what we believe in.... Sylvester expertly puts readers inside the pressured lives of a family in politics and reaffirms the adage that indeed, knowledge is power." -- Booklist (starred review)
"This powerful novel will provoke much discussion on topics like the political machine, youth activism, and environmental justice." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"Sylvester's inspired YA debut shrewdly tackles the growing political divide in the United States . . . . Expert plotting and pacing lead to a cathartic revelation that urges Mari to not just find her voice, but to raise it for everyone to hear. -- Shelf Awareness, starred review
"A timely call to stand up for your beliefs." -- Kirkus Reviews