LOTUS BLOOM AND THE AFRO REVOLUTION
ABOUT THE BOOK
Twelve-year-old Lotus Bloom is a free spirit with a mega-'fro she's affectionately named 'the wooly mammoth.' A talented violinist, she just switched from her inner-city school to a fancy arts academy. After a classroom prank- where boys think it's hilarious to throw wads of paper into Lotus's hair- escalates and she reports it to the administration, Lotus shockingly finds 'herself' acing suspension.
Lotus must choose whether to stay quiet and risk everything she's worked so hard for or fight back. Is this school really where she belongs?
Inspired by stories of real Black girls advocating against unjust, racist school dress codes across the country, beloved middle grade author Sherri Winston introduces another memorable character who decides to speak up for what's right, no matter what it takes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sherri Winston spent most of her childhood making up stories and reading books. She is proud to be an author for young readers. She currently lives in Central Florida with her two daughters, multiple cats, two turtles, and a happy little doggy.