Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite have done it again, and more, with their sophomore novel, One of the Good Ones. This book kept me up into the early morning hours, furiously flipping pages, needing to know where things would end up for the Smith sisters. The story takes you on a real journey, jumping through history and back again, dissecting race relations in America with an unflinching eye; it is beautifully written, heartbreaking, and disturbing, yet ultimately hopeful. I can’t recommend it enough.”
— Cristina Russell, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
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