From the Series Locked Out
Deja’s mom has never been there when Deja needed her. She’s lied, run off, and gotten into trouble with the law more times than anyone can count. She always promises to change―and always breaks those promises.
Now―seventeen years after Deja was born in prison―her mom is back behind bars and having another baby. Deja agrees to raise baby Heaven until her mother returns home. She’s determined to give Heaven the loving family life Deja never had.
But being a substitute parent is harder than Deja expected. She’ll need help from her friends, her grandmother, and even the mother she stopped trusting a long time ago. And she hopes that maybe―just maybe―she can keep her promises to Heaven.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.3|
- In the Margins: Best Books for Teens Nominee
Author: Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones lives in Minneapolis and is the author of many novels including the Support and Defend series. A former librarian, Jones received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association.