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Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley is here!

June 8th, 2022

Take it from Tommy Orange, Kiese Laymon, Ayana Mathis, Ruth Ozeki, James McBride, and Dave Eggers, Leila Mottley’s electrifying ode to the precarious and vulnerable world of Black teen girls is not to be missed. Nightcrawling follows Kiara, a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system. Rich with raw beauty, electrifying intensity, and piercing vulnerability, Nightcrawling marks the stunning arrival of a voice unlike any we have heard before. “Get ready. Leila Mottley is here.” (Kiese Laymon)