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You Should See Me in a Crown

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Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.

But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by Scholastic Press
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Dylan
Mar 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
This queer boy from indiana can't wait to read about a queer girl from indiana as she falls in love with her competition in a beauty pageant??? i'm???
Camryn
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I'm tearing up. I wish I'd had this when I was fourteen.
faith ✨
if you know me, it would be obvious as to why I immediately added this to my TBR after reading the title but SAPPHIC BLACK GIRL FALLING IN LOVE @ PROM I NEED

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AJ
Jun 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: lgbtq, poc-mc, ya, 2020-release
Queer kids running for prom queen falling in love!! I NEED!!!
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Oct 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
*BREAKS INTO SONG*
Kelly Quindlen
Jan 14, 2020 added it
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Liz Lighty's story is going to mean so much to so many people. She is one of the most endearing narrators I've read.
[My favorite character: the ridiculous Madame Simone!]
May Regan
Nov 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
it's another queer prom romance set in Indiana but this time featuring what I hope to be an enemies-to-lovers romance I am d e c e a s e d .
also that song reference in the title uhhhh
help me please I'm gonna end up spending all my college funds on books
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Aug 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
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This is the exact kind of book I needed to read when I was growing up. I’m sad I didn’t, but I am so, SO happy kids will be able to now :’)
Jasmyne
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, swoon-worthy, and triumphant, You Should See Me in a Crown is a queer romcom with a big heart. I loved Liz Lighty, loved her relationship with her family and the romance was cute. It’s so rare that a queer Black girl gets her happily ever after. Reading this put the biggest smile on my face. A gorgeous debut and I can’t wait to read more Leah Johnson!!
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If I just cried over a small snippet Leah shared on Twitter what is the actual book gonna do to me
we deserve good things too. no matter how we have to get them
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THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD

IDK WHY I'M YELLING
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Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner currently moonlighting as a New Yorker. Leah received her MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she currently teaches in their undergraduate writing program. Her debut YA novel, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN is forthcoming from Scholastic in 2020.