Inside Outsiders

Inside Outsiders
Eileen Wiard
Young Adult Fiction
4.75" x 7"
170 pages

ISBN 978-0615892863

“Eileen Wiard’s debut novel hums with a rich understanding of the challenges kids face daily around identity, acceptance, and tough life choices. As 13-year-old Crystal navigates the difficult terrain of being one of a few African American students in a mostly white suburban school, she learns firsthand the pain of being an outsider. It isn’t until she meets Lee, an immigrant boy from Thailand who suspects he may be gay, that she begins to think about the full meaning of diversity. Crystal is such a generous, warmhearted guide that I would follow her anywhere, and Inside Outsiders is a gentle and compelling read.”

— Summer Wood, author of Raising Wrecker


“A heartwarming, no-nonsense story — recommended reading for anyone who thinks one kid can’t make a difference and build a community.”

— Minrose Gwin, author of The Queen of Palmyra