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“A unique bildungsroman about growing up with an inconsistent and absent mother that is grounded in Iloh’s expert craftsmanship for character and setting”
School Library Journal, Starred Review

Break This House

Written by Candice Iloh
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

Yaminah Okar left Obsidian and the wreckage of her family years ago. She and her father have made lives for themselves in Brooklyn. She thinks she’s moved on to bigger and better things. She thinks she’s finally left behind that city she would rather forget. But when a Facebook message about her estranged mother pierces Yaminah’s new bubble, memories of everything that happened before her parents’ divorce come roaring back. Now, Yaminah must finally reckon with the truth about her mother and the growing collapse of a place she once called home.

Primary ISBN: 9780525556237
Publication Date: May 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult , Age 12 or older

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Setting: United States (Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY and Obsidian, MI)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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