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Young Adult

  • There Goes the Neighborhood, Jade Adia
    Disney-Hyperion, 9781368084321, March 7, 2023 (Young Adult)

    “Fun yet insightful, like if Scooby Doo and the gang had to solve a mystery in a neighborhood dealing with gentrification. I loved the initiative shown by the characters to do everything in their power to stay together.”

    - Earl Dizon, Green Bean Books, Portland, OR


    There Goes the Neighborhood does so many things well that it’s hard to blurb! A group of best friends fight back against the gentrification of their South LA neighborhood; Rhea’s fresh, funny voice serves as the perfect counterbalance for this often-stressful and infuriating story. With plenty of organic representation (including disability, neurodiversity, and LGBTQIA+), folks of every stripe will feel seen. If Matthew Desmond’s Evicted were novelized as a YA murder mystery with a great sense of humor (...yes, as unlikely as that sounds!), it would probably be this book!”

    - Tory Hall, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, NE



    “A solid story that takes its central conflict seriously but still has a sense of humor, There Goes the Neighborhood gets creative with solving the problem of gentrification, thanks to Rhea’s genius — and dangerous — plan. It leans more mystery than I expected, with a harrowing and satisfying ending. Rhea is a brilliant mastermind.”

    - Gabriella Crivilare, Prairie Fox Books, Ottawa, IL

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