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  • All the Fighting Parts, Hannah V. Sawyerr
    Amulet Books, 9781419762611, September 19, 2023 (Young Adult)

    “This novel in verse sucks you in with the fast flow and strong voice, a bull horn for those who have experienced SA and who cannot fight for themselves.”

    —Liz Decker, Caprichos Books, Ocean Pines, MD

    “Told in verse, this poignant, socially-relevant YA discusses issues of sexual assault and the hypocrisy of the protagonist’s religion as she is victimized by her pastor. With breathtaking poetry and emotionally charged writing, this is a read right up there with Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.”

    —Gerard Villegas, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA

    “When Amina’s mom died, she and her dad each inherited some of her mother’s qualities. While her dad adopted his wife’s intense spirituality and found comfort by withdrawing into the church, Amina picked up her mom’s fighting parts. She’s got a sharp tongue and has never been afraid to use it. When Amina is assaulted by a pastor, her tenacity fades. Her community — her best friend, her boyfriend, and especially her father — must figure out how to show up for Amina, help her heal, and fight alongside her. An intense, beautiful YA novel in verse, highly recommended for fans of Jason Reynolds and Elizabeth Acevedo.”

    —Talia Smart, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC


    “Riveting and heartbreaking, All the Fighting Parts will grab you from the first verse. Amina’s story is a raw and unflinching look at how sexual assault can turn someone’s world upside down. Hannah V. Sawyerr has done an incredible job capturing a story too many people know all too well.”

    —Abby Rice, Title IX: A Bookstore, Mystic, CT

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