The Weight of Everything

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5.7 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Marcia Argueta Mickelson was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States as an infant. She attended high school in New Jersey and then graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in American Studies. She is the author of five novels including Star Shining Brightly, The Huaca, and Where I Belong, and she is a winner of the Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Honor. She lives in Texas with her husband and three sons.

"A poignant, raw, and emotional story of grief, loss, and the courage it takes to fight for our beliefs--and ourselves."--Crystal Maldonado, author of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega and No Filter and Other Lies

-- (7/19/2022 12:00:00 AM)

[L]ovingly conveys the pivotal role older siblings can play after a parent's death and weaves in Sarah's new interest in Guatemalan history and social activism in an organic manner. A thoughtful and substantive story about loss, cultural discovery, and first love."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"A beautifully told, breathtaking story."--Francisco Stork, author of On the Hook

-- (8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Prepare to be captivated by strong, resourceful, artistic Sarah as she holds her family together after tragedy. Written with clarity and insight, this book is driven by devotion to family, tender romance, and Sarah's determination to use her artistic talent to right a wrong. A must-read for anyone who loves to cheer for a brave young woman!"--Rebecca Balcárcel, Pura Belpré Honor winning author of The Other Half of Happy

-- (7/19/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Through Sarah's tentative steps toward healing, Mickelson (Where I Belong) attentively showcases the mending power of tenderness, patience, and love in this moving read. Ages 12-up. (May)"--Publishers Weekly

-- (3/27/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"An honest and heartrending look at grief and loss, and at the often-unspoken weight teens must carry in silence."--School Library Journal

-- (9/25/2023 12:00:00 AM)