New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age WINNER
"Searingly beautiful. Mrs. Bailey-Williams’ impressive debut is nuanced, stark, and astonishing."
-Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of Blues Dancing
"Crisp, clean, and clear narration. Nicole Bailey-Williams has got what it takes, and you’ve got to read it."
-Omar Tyree, author of For the Love of Money
"In a word, captivating. I found myself instantly drawn into Song’s world, a place filled with emotion, struggle, and eventual triumph. We can only hope to see more page-turning works by this vibrant new voice on the literary scene." -Patricia Haley, author of Nobody’s Perfect
"A powerful voice that moves smoothly between narrative and poignant drama. Her clear and fresh voice reads like poetry." -William July II, author of Understanding the Tin Man