Quill Tree Books Red, White, and Whole
Quill Tree Books Red, White, and Whole

Red, White, and Whole

By Rajani LaRocca


Publication Date: February 2, 2021

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A Newbery Honor Book!


Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

A heartbreakingly hopeful novel in verse by an author to watch, about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia.

Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family and their close-knit community. But Reha’s parents don’t understand why she’s conflicted—they only notice when Reha doesn’t meet their strict expectations. Reha feels especially disconnected from her mother, or Amma.Then Reha finds out that her Amma is sick. Really sick.Reha, who dreams of becoming a doctor even though she can’t stomach the sight of blood, is determined to make her Amma well again. She’ll be the perfect daughter, even if it means giving up her attempts to fit in at school, if it means saving her Amma’s life.From Indies Introduce author Rajani LaRocca comes a radiant #ownvoices novel in verse that she describes as the book of her heart about the ties that bind and how to go on in the face of unthinkable loss.

About the Author

Rajani LaRocca's debut, Midsummer's Mayhem, was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and an Indie Next pick. Rajani was born in India, immigrated to the US when she was a baby, and grew up in Louisville, KY. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, she practices medicine and lives outside Boston with her family. Visit her at www.rajanilarocca.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 224 pages

Publisher: Quill Tree Books

ISBN: 9780063047426

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