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A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut.

THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY releases on February 5th, 2019 from Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster!

“…the raw emotion splashed across the pages will resonate deeply, no matter one’s race or religion.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Alkaf’s immersive, powerful writing make this a must-purchase for all YA collections.” — School Library Journal, starred review

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