Penguin Young Readers has announced a new middle grade novel from National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, due out later this year.
Remember Us follows the lives of two teens, Sage and Freddy, as they navigate their newfound friendship over the course of a summer in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.
“Remember Us is a book that has been with me for a long time. It’s inspired by a time in my childhood when I really was afraid my whole neighborhood would burn to the ground.” Woodson said in a release. “Thankfully, it didn’t. But the memory lives with me and is now a part of Sage and Freddy’s story, a story that delves into questions about time, memory, and what we take with us into the future.”
The book will be published on October 10 by imprint Nancy Paulsen Books, and edited by president and publisher Nancy Paulsen. Woodson released a picture book last year, The World Belonged to Us, illustrated by Leo Espinosa, also from Paulsen Books and set in the Brooklyn neighborhood of her childhood.