Red at the Bone: Jacqueline Woodson

Even though this book is only about 200 pages, there is so much beauty and struggle in it and I loved every word. The book centers around two Black families in New York City. Two high school students, Iris and Aubrey, become pregnant with a child, who they name Melody. The book switches perspectives between Iris, Aubrey, Melody, and the two sets of grandparents, and through the three generations, they explore motherhood, race, love, sexual orientation, class, and grief. If you need a quick read with a lot of feeling, this one is for you. – Julie Travers