What does it truly mean to be an ally?
Following their breakout debut, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine, the sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite deliver another insightful, powerful and perfectly timed YA novel on the impacts of intergenerational racial trauma. The pair joins Books on Tap Live to discuss their new thriller, One of the Good Ones, and to unpack the toxic messaging behind a phrase at once seemingly innocuous and yet wholly dehumanizing.
In this intricate genre-bending mix of mystery, road-trip, and coming of age story, the Smith sisters, Happi and Genny, embark on a journey to honor their slain sister, Kezi, a young social activist killed under mysterious circumstances. Immortalized as another victim of police brutality, Kezi is idealized, considered one of the good ones, but Happi begins to question what this means for those who aren’t granted such status. As she sets off with Genny, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as her guide, the sisters discover a twist to Kezi's story that no one could've ever expected.
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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 writing stories of her own. She also blogs at Daily Ellement, a lifestyle website featuring everything from diverse inspirational women to career guidance. She’s the eldest of four sisters and loves young adult fantasy, fierce female leads and laughing.
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 perpetual student and blogs at Daily Ellement. Her favorite song is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Emma Kantor is deputy children’s book editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of the Children’s Bookshelf and School & Library Spotlight newsletters, and host of PW KidsCast, a podcast featuring interviews with authors and illustrators.
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