Set apart by her parents' interracial marriage, Staggerlee feels even more alienated during her 13th summer due to her confused longing for her friend Hazel.
The daughter of an interracial couple, 14-year-old Staggerlee is already an outsider when she wonders if she is gay, too. PW's starred review called this a "poignant tale of self-discovery" and praised Woodson's "graceful, poetic" prose. Ages 12-up. (Feb.) r