THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY by Cat Winter is a thought-provoking historical mystery set in the 1920s.
Hanalee is a biracial teen struggling to identify the truth behind her father’s death in an era of prejudice and racial violence.
Librarians will immediately see parallels to Hamlet making this title popular with English teachers. Look for an audience among youth who enjoy historical fiction, but also those who like connections with Shakespearean themes. The plot’s many twists and turns will make this young adult novel popular with youth who enjoy mysteries and ghost stories.
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Publisher by Abrams Kids on March 8, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.