HarperTeen Everything Within and In Between
HarperTeen Everything Within and In Between

Everything Within and In Between

By Nikki Barthelmess


Publication Date: February 14, 2023

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Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 And Up

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Color Me In in Everything Within and In Between, where Ri Fernández struggles to reclaim a heritage and a mother from her strict grandmother who has kept her away from both—now in paperback!

For Ri Fernández’s entire life, she’s been told, “We live in America and we speak English.” Raised by her strict Mexican grandma, Ri has never been allowed to learn Spanish. What’s more, her grandma has always pushed Ri away from the neighborhood they call home and toward her best friend’s world of mansions and country clubs in the hopes that it’ll bring Ri closer to achieving the “American dream.”In her most private thoughts, Ri has always believed that her mother, who disappeared when she was young, would accept her exactly how she is. So when Ri finds a secret unanswered letter from her mom begging for a visit, Ri decides to reclaim what her grandma kept from her: a language and a mother. But nothing goes as planned. Her mom isn’t who Ri imagined she would be. And Ri’s struggling to navigate the different interweaving threads of her mixed heritage that make her who she is. Nobody has any idea of who Ri really is—not even Ri herself.Everything Within and In Between is a new, deeply honest story about the bonds between families and defining who you are for yourself, from acclaimed author Nikki Barthelmess.

About the Author

Nikki Barthelmess is an author of young adult books, including The Quiet You Carry and Quiet No More. While growing up in foster care, Nikki found solace in books and writing. A former journalist, Nikki lives in sunny Santa Barbara with her husband, daughter, and diva of a corgi. When not reading or working on her books, Nikki loves advocating for the rights of current and former foster youth.

Format: Paperback

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publication Date: February 14, 2023

ISBN: 9780062976918

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