Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal for you today. The paperback edition of When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez is a young adult coming of age novel that redefines what it means to "make it.” I am so excited to read this book and cannot wait for it to come out!
Sarai is a first-generation Puerto Rican question asker who can see with clarity the truth, pain, and beauty of the world both inside and outside her Bushwick apartment. Together with her older sister, Estrella, she navigates the strain of family traumas and the systemic pressures of toxic masculinity and housing insecurity in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Sarai questions the society around her, her Boricua identity, and the life she lives with determination and an open heart, learning to celebrate herself in a way that she has long been denied.
Published by Dial Books, When We Make It is set to release on August 30, 2022, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!