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Over the summer we announced our first book club selection, Portrait of a Thief, for our listeners and readers to read along with us. Now, we're excited to announce our second book club selection: The Weight of Blood by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson.
Here's How It Works
Order your copy of The Weight of Blood now from any of the links above. We will be in conversation with author Tiffany D. Jackson in our October episode of Writer's Digest Presents, streaming Tuesday, October 18. We will be talking with Jackson about plot, setting, twists, and more (in other words, lots of spoilers!) so be sure to finish the book before the interview, and subscribe to Writer's Digest Presents wherever you listen to podcasts!
When Springville residents—at least the ones still alive—are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation . . . Maddy did it.
An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, Madison Washington has always been a teasing target for bullies. And she's dealt with it because she has more pressing problems to manage. Until the morning a surprise rainstorm reveals her most closely kept secret: Maddy is biracial. She has been passing for white her entire life at the behest of her fanatical white father, Thomas Washington.
After a viral bullying video pulls back the curtain on Springville High's racist roots, student leaders come up with a plan to change their image: host the school's first integrated prom as a show of unity. The popular white class president convinces her Black superstar quarterback boyfriend to ask Maddy to be his date, leaving Maddy wondering if it's possible to have a normal life.
But some of her classmates aren't done with her just yet. And what they don't know is that Maddy still has another secret . . . one that will cost them all their lives. (Provided by Jackson's website.)
About the Author
Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of YA novels Monday’s Not Coming, Allegedly, Let Me Hear A Rhyme, Grown, White Smoke, Santa in The City, The Weight of Blood, and co-author of Blackout. A Coretta Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award-winner and the NAACP Image Award-nominee, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and has over a decade in TV/Film experience. The Brooklyn native is currently splitting her time between the borough she loves and the south, most likely multitasking.