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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 is available now at all major bookstores!

“…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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