What Momma Left Me

"A heartbreaking and intense young adult novel. . . . Deftly conveys raw and accessible emotions. Thoughtful character development turns stereotypes on their head." --Foreword Reviews, starred review

"Warm, rich, and satisfying." --Kirkus Reviews

"The author is a natural storyteller. . . . While the events, setting, and characters of this story are definitely contemporary, the tale is timeless." --VOYA

"Serenity Evans is a strong African-American character who will resonate with girls who are facing transitions of their own, large or small." --School Library Journal

Serenity is good at keeping secrets, and she's got a whole lifetime's worth of them. Her mother is dead, her father is gone, and starting life over at her grandparents' house is strange. Luckily, certain things seem to hold promise: a new friend who makes her feel connected, and a boy who makes her feel seen. But when her brother starts making poor choices, her friend is keeping her own dangerous secret, and her grandparents put all of their trust in a faith that Serenity isn't sure she understands, it is the power of love that will repair her heart and keep her sure of just who she is.