You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown

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A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?

Author: Leah Johnson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 06/02/2020
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 9.30h x 5.80w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781338503265
Age Range: 12-18

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509177 / You Should See Me in a Crown


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2020
School Library Journal 05/01/2020 pg. 66
Publishers Weekly 05/11/2020
Booklist 05/01/2020 pg. 57
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 101
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner, currently moonlighting as a New Yorker. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Sarah Lawrence College, where she received her MFA in fiction writing, and currently teaches in their undergraduate writing program. When she's not writing, you can usually find her on Twitter, ranting about pop culture and politics. You Should See Me in a Crown is her first novel.