Dealing in Dreams (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
The Outsiders meets Mad Max: Fury Road in this fast-paced dystopian novel about sisterhood and the cruel choices people are forced to make in order to survive.
Sixteen-year-old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That role brings with it violent throwdowns and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but Nalah quickly grows weary of her questionable lifestyle. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a chosen few get to live. To make it to the Mega Towers, Nalah must prove her loyalty to the city’s benevolent founder and cross the border in a search of the mysterious gang the Ashé Riders. Led by a reluctant guide, Nalah battles crews and her own doubts but the closer she gets to her goal the more she loses sight of everything—and everyone—she cares about.
Nalah must choose whether or not she’s willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants. Can she discover that home is not where you live but whom you chose to protect before she loses the family she’s created for good?
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2019, and The Education of Margot Sanchez, available now in bookstores everywhere. Her work has appeared in Lenny Letter, Tin House, Nightmare Magazine, and Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.
Photo by Vanessa Acosta
Virginia Isaad is a freelance writer/editor and a regular contributor to FiercebyMitu.com and HipLatina.com. She's covered culture and lifestyle for millennial women and helped develop the Latina Reads series for FiercebyMitu. She's contributed to Bustle, Elite Daily, Upworthy, Los Angeles magazine, and Yahoo and also edits content for HowStuffWorks.com
Photo by Nicol Biesek