Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Caprice by Coe Booth. The book jacket was illustrated © 2022 by Reniké, and the book was designed by Elizabeth B. Parisi. The book will be released on March 1, 2022, by Scholastic. Pre-order the book here, here, and here.
From the groundbreaking author of Tyrell, an astonishing middle-grade novel about a girl overcoming the secrets and abuse of her past. This should be an exciting time for Caprice. She has been offered a place at the school of her dreams, where she’s just had a fantastic summer. But this great opportunity coincides with a lot of internal doubt and the disturbing news that her long-estranged grandmother has fallen ill and may be near death. As Caprice tries to figure out her future, she is pulled back toward her past, and the abuse she endured from her uncle when she was little—an abuse she’s never told anyone about. With extreme sensitivity and honesty for middle-grade readers, Coe Booth has written a painful but ultimately healing novel about finding support from your parents and friends, articulating your truth, and choosing your own path.
Coe Booth is a graduate of The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program and a winner of the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. She is the author of five YA and middle-grade novels, including Kinda Like Brothers, Tyrell, and Kendra. She was born and still lives in the Bronx.