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Young adult

All of Us with Wings

Debut
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by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Quick take

The dark side of rock 'n' roll and what it can do to your family (or families) when they're supposed to have your back.

Good to know

  • LGBTQ+ friendly

  • Sad

  • Graphic violence

  • Sexual Content

Why I love it

Growing up, I was the only Latina in my overwhelmingly white school system in Connecticut. As a teenager, I fell deeply in love with pop-punk and "real" punk music, watching shows at community centers and supporting local ska bands. There's something about the way a strident guitar riff bites into your soul or a drum beat slams against your heart that moved me in a way I've never forgotten. Despit...

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her. Then one day, she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her rockstar family in one of the city’s storybook Victorians. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in governess and quickly finds her place in their household, which is relaxed an...

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