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"Tiffany D. Jackson has penned a riveting, powerful love story to Black girlhood and a haunting reminder of the ways in which their innocence is often stolen. Remarkable, suspenseful, and gut-wrenching, Grown is a masterfully told story that stays with you long after you put it down." Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up With a gripping plot and punch-to-the-heart stakes, Tiffany D. Jacksons Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversationthe seductive abuse of older men who prey on teen girlsproviding a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era. Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles "This is a book that is filled to the brim with shocking twists and turns, but in 'Grown,' Jackson also centers Black girls in conversations about abuse, discussions they are so often erased from." The New York Times Book Review Never have I read a story that so flawlessly hits the highest high and lowest low notes of Black girlhood in pursuit of the American Dream. Tiffany D. Jackson has done it again. Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Jackpot This heart-pounding, powerful story about a young girl trapped in a predators web holds up a devastating mirror to our societys refusal to care about all victims. A call-out and condemnation of the celebrity-besotted culture that allows evil people to destroy lives. Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Shout "Gripping in both its content and format... Jackson's writing some of the best thrillers for teens these days." Booklist (starred review) "Expertly juxtaposing the glamour of Enchanteds potential fame against the harshness of her private moments with Korey, Jackson builds the story gradually and painfully to an astonishing, chilling climax." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Compelling; Jackson excels in writing books steeped in social commentary." Kirkus Reviews "In another ripped-from-the-headlines novel, Jackson takes readers through a heart-pounding thriller exploring physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, misogynoir, and rape culture... this novel is sure to initiate important conversations while delivering an engrossing story." Horn Book Magazine Grown is equal parts riveting and alarming. It asks hard questions about power, innocence, and who we, as a society, see as worth saving. A captivating and cautionary page-turner." Ashley Woodfolk, author of When You Were Everything "Jackson draws on the R. Kelly case to effectively depict the tightening noose of an abusive relationship, enhanced here by Koreys wealth and fameA grim tale that shows how thin a glossy exterior can be." Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books Praise for Let Me Hear a Rhyme: * Exceptional storytelling, well-crafted, true-to-life dialogue, and the richly drawn Brooklyn landscape will draw readers into this fast-paced blend of mystery, budding romance, and social commentary...Thoroughly engrossing and as infectious as Stephs lyrics. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * Jackson repeatedly proves that she is a titan among her peers, and her latest novel is no exception... Jackson weaves the three points of view together seamlessly, creating richly drawn and authentically real teen characters. ALA Booklist (starred review) * Deftly chronicles the timely story of bold young talent gone too soon... Jackson scores a bulls-eye with her passionate homage to black city life in the late 90s, yet its her earnest takes on creativity, love, and loss that are timeless. Publishers Weekly (starred review) * This Y
Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Mondays Not Coming, and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott KingJohn Steptoe New Talent Award winner, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, earned her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade in TV and film experience. The Brooklyn native still resides in the borough she loves. You can visit her at www.writeinbk.com.