One of the Good Ones

One of the Good Ones

by Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite

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On Wednesday, February 17, at 7 PM EST, join us LIVE on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube for our “Celebrating YA Black Voices & Activism” panel featuring: Renée Watson / LOVE IS A REVOLUTION, Frederick Joseph / THE BLACK FRIEND, Namina Forna / THE GILDED ONES, and Maika & Marita Moulite / ONE OF THE GOOD ONES.

Overview

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally, from sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.

ISN’T BEING HUMAN ENOUGH?

When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic.

One of the good ones.

Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could’ve ever expected—one that will change everything all over again.

Praise for the Moulites’ debut novel, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

“I couldn’t put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down!” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory

“An enchanting and engrossing novel full of wit and laughter.” —Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

“Remarkable, funny, and whip-smart.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award finalist

“Maika and Maritza Moulite have created quite the masterpiece.” —NPR.org

“Alaine’s sarcastic quips…are worth the price of admission alone.” —HYPEBAE

“A beautiful story from start to finish.” —Buzzfeed

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335145802
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 8,199
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Maika Moulite is a Miami native and the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She earned a bachelor’s in marketing from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Miami. When she’s not using her digital prowess to help nonprofits and major organizations tell their stories online, she’s sharpening her skills as a PhD student at Howard University. She’s the eldest of four sisters and loves young adult fantasy, fierce female leads, and laughing.


Bahni Turpin has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, and Cold Case. Her film credits include Brokedown Palace and Crossroads. She has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards.


Maritza Moulite graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in women’s studies and the University of Southern California with a master’s in journalism. She’s worked in various capacities for NBC News, CNN, and USA Today. An admirer of Michelle Obama, Maritza is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy in under-resourced communities. Her favorite song is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

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