Starr is living two lives; private school Starr, who uses minimal slang and is one of not even a handful of black kids at her school and then there’s Starr from the hood. She’s worked hard to keep those two lives separate and has been pretty successful until one fateful night when her life changes forever. While driving home from a party with her friend Khalil, he is shot and killed by a cop after they were pulled over. In an instant Starr’s biggest worries went from how to keep her private school friends and her friends from the hood apart to how to keep herself and her family safe. The media, police, and even the neighborhood gang leader wants everyone to believe that Khalil was a gang banging drug dealer, but Starr knew the truth. Starr struggles with finding her voice and telling the truth about that night and who Khalil really was, even through the threats from police and local gangs, and learning how to blend her school and neighborhood lives together.
Kidnapped as a child, Judith had her tongue cut out by her captor, “to save her” he said, is why he did it. Returning home after years of captivity, Judith has lived her life in silence, shunned by her neighbors, and threatened never to attempt to speak by her mother. When her village is attacked, Judith is the only one who can help, but it means facing her captor and finding her voice.
Congrats to this week's TRAC Art Contest Winner, Daven Lewis with his drawing of Ichigo Kurosaki.
Linden attends Huntsville High School and everyone is getting ready for Prom. Linden and her best friend Nikki are eager to participate in the Prom Committee. However, a new app is going around called "Worthy" and it is randomly picking couples to see if they are worthy enough. Nikki and her boyfriend Jake were able to beat the competition, but will Linden be able to win as well? Read the book to see who is worthy or not!