Spring 2023

Indigo and Ida

When eighth grader and aspiring journalist Indigo breaks an important story, exposing an unfair school policy, she's suddenly popular for the first time. The friends who've recently drifted… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2023


“[A] powerful and climactic contemporary novel.”—starred, Shelf Awareness View →


“Indigo is a relatable and sympathetic character, and the social justice issues she champions at her school are timely and ring true. Readers will be inspired by Indigo’s passion and compelled to read more about Wells, too.”—starred, Booklist View →


“In Capps’s endearing debut, biracial (white and Black) eighth grader Indigo Fitzgerald faces scrutiny and microaggressions from her peers during her campaign for class president. . . . Forthright conversations surrounding privilege between Indigo and her white mother further View →


“This lively middle-grade novel successfully captures the turmoil of finding one’s place while navigating the various demands of growing up. . . . A satisfying story that demonstrates how the past can shed light on the present.”—Kirkus Reviews View →


“Put this in the hands of every kid who’s ready to change the world.”—Chad Lucas, author of Thanks a Lot, Universe and Let the Monster Out View →


“Engaging, important, and impossible to put down.”—Cindy Baldwin, author of Where the Watermelons Grow and The Stars of Whistling Ridge View →


“Powerful and emotionally resonant, Indigo and Ida is a poignant story about taking a stand for justice and speaking one’s truth.”—Christina Li, author of Clues to the Universe View →


“I enjoyed every page!” —Amanda Rawson Hill, author of The Hope of Elephants View →