Lisa Moore Ramee (lisray on QT) has signed with agent Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.
For twelve-year-old Shay, junior high is tough. Running the mile. Disloyal friends. First (awful) kiss. Proving she’s black enough. Wait-what?!
All Shay wants is to make it through seventh grade trouble-free, with her friendships intact, and have a cute boy see past her ginormous forehead. But Shay's best friend, Isabella, seems to be plotting to keep that cute boy for herself, and Shay's other best friend, Julia, is ditching Shay and Isabella for the all-Asian group. It's like Julia and Isabella don’t know the rules of friendship anymore. But after a powerful march, Shay breaks a rule too, wearing an armband to school in support of Black Lives Matter. And that dumps Shay into a whole heap of trouble. The principal gives Shay a choice: take off the armband or she’s off the track team. Shay’s scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing) but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that’s trouble, for real.
ALL THERE IS OF YOU is MG Contemporary, complete at 47,000 words. It’s Issa Rae’s Misadventure of Awkward Black Girl meets Meg Cabot’s Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls series. It is an Own Voices manuscript.