Finding Yvonne (Little Brown Young Readers)
For fans of Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour comes a striking novel about difficult choices from acclaimed author Brandy Colbert.
Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school.
Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He’s mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.
From the author of Pointe and Little & Lion, comes another heartfelt novel about the twists and turns that can show up on a path meant only for you.
Brandy Colbert is author of the young adult novels Pointe, Stonewall Award–winning Little & Lion, and the forthcoming Finding Yvonne and The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. Her books have been named Book of the Month Club and Junior Library Guild selections and have been named to several best-of lists, including Kirkus, Booklist, Vulture, Publishers Weekly, ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, and more. Her essays and short stories have been featured in several anthologies for young adults. Brandy lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Lilliam Rivera is the author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult novel from Simon & Schuster. Named a "2017 Face to Watch" by the Los Angeles Times, her work has appeared in Lenny Letter, Tin House, and USA Today, to name a few. Lilliam's second young adult novel, Dealing in Dreams, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in March 2019.