AWARD-WINNING, HIGHLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Higginbotham's previous book, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, was a White Raven 2019 Selection and named one of School Library Journal's Best Books of 2018. Higginbotham is also well-loved by schools and librarians alike, and has made numerous such stops on tour.
AN UNDERREPRESENTED BOOK CATEGORY: Out of the few books available for children who are dealing with the aftermath of incest and sexual abuse, You Ruined It is the first one to address the myriad conflicting feelings that arise as a result of being honest about what happened.
AUTHOR IS A FAVORITE AMONG LIBRARIANS: Higginbotham has a long track record of successful library visits and librarian recommendations. Librarian Elizabeth Bird called Higginbotham's previous book, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, "The first book [she's] seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today."