Me (Moth)

Finalist, National Book Awards 2021 for Young People's Literature

ISBN 9781250780362
Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan Publishers
Amber McBride

Amber McBride teaches English literature at Northern Virginia Community College, and has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. (Photo credit: Mario McBride) More about this author >

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Moth has lost her family in an accident. Though she lives with her aunt, she feels alone and uprooted.

Until she meets Sani, a boy who is also searching for his roots. If he knows more about where he comes from, maybe he’ll be able to understand his ongoing depression. And if Moth can help him feel grounded, then perhaps she too will discover the history she carries in her bones.

Moth and Sani take a road trip that has them chasing ghosts and searching for ancestors. The way each moves forward is surprising, powerful, and unforgettable.

Here is an exquisite and uplifting novel about identity, first love, and the ways that our memories and our roots steer us through the universe.