My Book of Life by Angel

By Martine Leavitt. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson, $17.99 (9780374351236). Gr. 9–12.


Using searing free verse, Leavitt tells the harrowing story of 16-year-old Angel, who prostitutes herself through a drug haze while still fighting to save 11-year-old Melli—and herself, if she can.




Awards Won

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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)