Sun Keep Rising is multicultural interest teen and young adult fiction by Kristen R. Lee.
B’onca Johnson is a teen mother facing hard decisions. How can she help keep her family from being evicted from their home? Is she making the right choice? Is the reward worth the grave risks?
Kristen R. Lee takes on some hard topics in this novel, including gentrification and generational trauma. The fact that the main character is a teenage girl makes them even more relevant and compelling. It’s well-written, and the details are accurate for the time and place. I throughly enjoyed Sun Keep Rising and rate it 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend it to teen and young adult readers and to all readers who enjoy teen and young adult fiction.
My thanks to Random House Children’s, Crown Books for Young Reader, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: January 24, 2023