"VERDICT This is an absolute must-have for every middle grade library collection."
School Library Journal, starred review of Hands
BOOKS BY TORREY MALDONADO
"THIN BUT THICK WITH COMPLEXITY"
125 - 195 pages - ALL books
Torrey Maldonado was born and raised in Brooklyn, growing up in the Red Hook housing projects. He has been a teacher for New York City public schools for nearly 25 years and his fast-paced, compelling stories are inspired by his and his students’ experiences. His popular novels for young readers include What Lane?, which garnered many starred reviews and was cited by Oprah and the New York Times for being an essential book to discuss racism and allyship; Tight, which won the Christopher Award, was an ALA Notable Book, and an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and his very first novel, Secret Saturdays which has been in print for over ten years. Connect on Instagram and Twitter @torreymaldonado.