Operation Sisterhood (Paperback)
January/February 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Oh. My. Goodness. My heart just could not take the kindhearted core of this book. It’s fantastic! I’ll be recommending to fans of A Soft Place to Land and The Babysitters Club.”
— Hannah Oxley, Mystery to Me, Madison, WI
"[A] jubilant middle grade novel." -The New York Times
Bo and her mom always had their own rhythm. But ever since they moved to Harlem, Bo’s world has fallen out of sync. She and Mum are now living with Mum’s boyfriend Bill, his daughter Sunday, the twins, Lili and Lee, the twins' parents…along with a dog, two cats, a bearded dragon, a turtle, and chickens. All in one brownstone! With so many people squished together, Bo isn’t so sure there is room for her.
Set against the bursting energy of a New York City summer, award-winning author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich delivers a joyful novel about a new family that hits all the right notes!
“This ode to Black girlhood and the communities that serve them offers humor, tenderness, and charm.” –Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author
“A beautiful, rich, and deeply comforting story about family and the powerful choice to live with joy, Operation Sisterhood is a book to savor.” –Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author
“Operation Sisterhoodbubbles over with humor, heart, and big-blended-family enthusiasm --a joyful love letter to Black girls, New YorkCity, and the transformative power of sisterhood.” –Kate Messner, author of Chirpand Breakout
"Rhuday-Perkovich's love letter to New York City is brimming with heartwarming moments....A loving display of family and community." –Kirkus Reviews
"Readers looking for books with positive depictions of blended families and Black girlhood will enjoy this title." –Booklist
"In this sweet and comforting middle-grade novel, a tween girl deals with the changes that come along with being a part of a new blended family." -Shelf Awareness
"This eclectic celebration of Black joy, community, learning, and sisterhood is perfect for fans of Kelly Yang or Aisha Saeed." –School Library Journal