The Black Girls Left Standing


Author: Juliana Goodman

When her sister is killed by a police officer, Beau fights to clear her sister's name in this debut YA novel about sisterhood, power, and finding your voice in the face of tragedy.

Beau has dreams of being an artist and leaving the Chicago projects she’s grown up in. But after her older sister, Katia, is killed by an off-duty police officer, Beau knows she has to clear her name by finding the only witness to the murder; Katia’s boyfriend, Jordan, who has gone missing. If she doesn't find him and tell the world what really happened, Katia's death will be ignored, like the deaths of so many other Black women before her.

Beau sets up a Twitter account to gather anonymous tips. But the more that Beau finds out about her sister's death, the more danger she finds herself in. And with a new relationship developing and the struggle to keep her family together, Beau is soon in way over her head. How much is she willing to risk to clear her sister's name and make sure she's not forgotten?