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Ink and Ashes (Hardcover)

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Best Books, Kirkus Reviews
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
New Visions Award Winner, Tu Books
Junior Library Guild Selection
Asian/Pacific American Award Honor for Literature, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)Best Fiction Book, Salt Lake City Weekly
Lone Star Reading List, Texas Library Association (TLA)
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
Best Novel by New Author, The Whitney Awards

Best Fiction Book, Salt Lake City Weekly
Lone Star Reading List, Texas Library Association (TLA)
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
Best Novel by New Author, The Whitney Awards

In this heart-pounding YA mystery, teenager Claire Takata stumbles on a secret from the past and must race to outrun her father's dangerous legacy.

Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away ten years ago. But on the anniversary of his death, she finds a letter from her deceased father to her stepfather. Before now, Claire never had a reason to believe they even knew each other.

Struggling to understand why her parents kept this surprising history hidden, Claire combs through anything that might give her information about her father ... until she discovers that he was a member of the yakuza, a Japanese organized crime syndicate. The discovery opens a door that should have been left closed.

The race to outrun her father's legacy reveals secrets of his past that cast ominous shadows, threatening Claire, her friends and family, her newfound love, and ultimately her life. Winner of Tu Books' New Visions Award, Ink and Ashes is a fascinating debut novel packed with romance, intrigue, and heart-stopping action.

About the Author


Valynne Maetani grew up in Utah and obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In a former life, she was a project manager and developed educational software for children with learning disabilities. Her debut novel, Ink and Ashes, is the winner of the 2013 New Visions Award and a Junior Library Guild 2015 selection. Maetani is a member of the We Need Diverse Books team and is dedicated to promoting diversity in children's literature because all children should grow up believing their stories deserve to be told.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781620142110
ISBN-10: 1620142112
Publisher: Tu Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English