Author(s): Tiffany D Jackson
Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she s got Ted and their unborn child to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?"
Seen through Jackson s dark portrait of the legal system and the failures of parents and social workers, Mary s environments are as grim as the stories that play out in them; readers fascinated by procedural dramas will be thoroughly hooked. --Booklist"