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The Truth Is

Nonieqa Ramos

Ramos’ (Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary, 2018) latest is a powerful and complex exploration of love, identity, and self-worth as seen through the eyes of a fierce Puerto Rican teen. Ever since the murder of her best friend Blanca by a racist mass shooter, Verdad just wants to be alone. She’s decided to deal with the high expectations of her mother, focus on school, and keep everyone at a distance. But when Danny, who happens to be trans, comes into her class, she can't help but notice him. Suddenly Verdad begins to break her own rules and learns what can happen when you’re true to yourself in the face of bigotry.