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“A stunning and emotional debut.”
—Kirkus Reviews  (Starred Review)

How You Grow Wings

Written by Rimma Onoseta
Published by Algonquin Young Readers

Sisters Cheta and Zam couldn’t be more different. Cheta, sharp-tongued and stubborn, never shies away from conflict—either at school or at home, where her mother fires abuse at her. Timid Zam escapes most of her mother’s anger, skating under the radar and avoiding her sister whenever possible. In a turn of good fortune, Zam is invited to live with her aunt’s family in the lap of luxury. Jealous, Cheta also leaves home, but to a harder existence that will drive her to terrible decisions. When the sisters are reunited, Zam alone will recognize just how far Cheta has fallen—and Cheta’s fate will rest in Zam’s hands.

Primary ISBN: 9781643751917
Publication Date: August 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: Nigeria

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

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

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