We Light Up the Sky

We Light Up the Sky

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Should you save a world that doesn't want to save you?
Award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the haunting story of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens.

Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they run in separate spheres. Pedro is often told that he's "too much" and seeks refuge from his home life in a local drag bar. Luna is pretending to go along with the popular crowd but is still grieving the unexpected passing of her beloved cousin Tasha. Then there's Rafa, the quiet new kid who is hiding the fact that his family is homeless.

But Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find themselves thrown together when an extraterrestrial visitor lands in their city and takes the form of Luna's cousin Tasha. As the Visitor causes destruction wherever it goes, the three teens struggle to survive and warn others of what's coming--because this Visitor is only the first of many. But who is their true enemy--this alien, or their fellow humans?

Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Lilliam Rivera examines the days before a War of the Worlds-inspired alien invasion in this captivating and chilling new novel.

Author: Lilliam Rivera
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Published: 10/26/2021
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.74lbs
Size: 8.43h x 5.67w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781547603763
Age Range: 13-UP

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 08/23/2021
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Booklist 09/01/2021 pg. 72
Shelf Awareness 11/05/2021
School Library Journal 01/01/2022 pg. 79
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2022 pg. 120

About the Author

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Never Look Back, a Pura Belpré Honor winner, Dealing in Dreams, and The Education of Margot Sanchez, as well as the middle grade Goldie Vance series. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Elle, to name a few. Lilliam grew up in the Bronx and currently lives in Los Angeles.
www.lilliamrivera.com
@lilliamr