Thirteen-year-old Jojo takes care of his baby sister, looks after his sick grandmother, and helps his grandfather run the house, all while trying to stay out of the way of his unstable mother, Leonie. So when Leonie packs up the kids for a road trip to pick up their father from prison, Jojo is wary, even before he starts seeing ghosts.... This beautiful and highly lauded novel is an unforgetable modern-day odyssey that explores the harrowing legacies of systemic racism and the complex bonds of family. (AG)
This title is included in our 2021 Book a Month: Novels package.