Katsuyamas never quit, but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know how to get started. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop.
Until her mom announces she’s planning to sell the shop—to the McAllisters, the same people who swindled CJ’s family, and many others, when Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, her friends, and their entire Northern California community. And for the first time, CJ is stepping up to fight.
From the Asian Pacific American Award-winning author of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, this multilayered novel is a thoughtfully rendered story about community and personal history, family and identity, and the ways we bridge the gaps between them.