Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay

21,000+ Reviews has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$18.99  $17.66
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.85 X 8.5 X 1.15 inches | 0.94 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author

Kelly McWilliams is a mixed-race writer. Agnes at the End of the World was a finalist for the Golden Kite Award, and Mirror Girls is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and Target Book Club Pick. She's written for Time, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly among other outlets. She lives in Seattle with her family.

"McWilliams is an expert at character building, and Harriet is a wonderful and welcome addition to YA."--Buzzfeed News
"A moving story about sisterhood and perseverance in the face of a society that tells Black girls they are worthless."--Booklist
"McWilliams' portrayal of grief is well written and appropriately nuanced; readers will feel angry and sad and will cheer for Harriet all at the same time. The book's confrontation of the romanticization of plantations and present-day medical neglect of the Black community is not only important, but necessary. An emotional exploration of the continued impact America's racist history has on contemporary society." --Kirkus
"McWilliams stuns with this well-told, honest story that peels apart the legacy of slavery to examine the undeniable connection from past horrors and trauma to present oppression and violence, in obvious and less obvious forms.​"--BCCB, starred review
"McWilliams pens a touching story about grief, compassion for one's ancestors, and one teen's pursuit of justice in this thoughtfully rendered telling, which interrogates the romanticization of Black pain and the pros and cons of social media activism."--Publishers Weekly
"A well-written, insightful, and emotional look at healing, stewardship, action, shame, and traumatic grief. A powerful, unflinching look at the hard truths of the legacy of slavery, mental health issues, and the connection between medical neglect and racism."--SLJ
"A well-rounded story, well characterized with snappy dialogue and moments of levity and romance."--Booklist, starred