Everything In Its Place
2023 Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book
Illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, published by Random House Children's Books.
Nicky is a shy girl who feels most at home in the comfort of her school's library. But when she meets a group of unique, diverse, and inspiring women--members of a women's motorcycle club--at the diner where her mother works, Nicky realizes that being different doesn't have to mean being alone, and that there is a place for everyone.
Inspired by the women of Sirens MC, New York City's oldest all-women's motorcycle club.
★ ”For all those who are never found without a book at recess.”—Kirkus, starred review
★ “Using emotionally astute prose and collage art that resembles a personal scrapbook with crayon-textured sketches, debut author David-Sax and Pinkney Barlow (The Real Santa) honor their protagonist’s rich interiority, never minimizing Nicky’s pain or yearning, nor her preference for books and (some) solitude.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A Book Riot Must-Read July Children’s Book Release — “A super sweet and lyrical picture book perfect for shy, bookworm kids.”
“It can be tough for kids to find their “people”; David-Sax and Barlow offer one possible pathway to forging a satisfying friendship.”