Release date: Sept. 10
What it's about: Jam is a black, transgender girl who lives in a utopian society called Lucille. This world is free of monsters, or rather, free from corruption, crime, and injustice. When Jam's mother paints a creature and Jam accidentally brings it to life, Pet is born. Pet's goal is to rid her world of monsters, but Jam has been lead to believe there are none on her utopian world. That is, until Pet tracks down a monster in Jam's best friend's home. Though this powerful story is set in a world unlike ours, Emezi gracefully tackles real issues that reminds us all that we must not turn a blind eye to the monsters in our own world.
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