Parents' Guide to

I Rise

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Moving, fun novel of teen rising to claim mother's legacy.

Black girl with large Afro

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This is a fun story to read, even though it has sad moments and tackles serious issues. In I Rise, author Marie Arnold uses a mash-up of genres to tell the story in an original way. There's a coming-of-age thread, with mother-daughter bickering, a first kiss, and a teen's struggle to fit in at school. And there's a suspenseful quest in the form of a scavenger hunt the main character's mother devises for her.

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