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You Should See Me in a Crown (Digital Audiobook)

By Leah Johnson, Alaska Jackson (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 31, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2021)
Hardcover (6/2/2020)
Library Binding, Large Print (11/3/2021)


Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.
But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz’s plans come crashing down . . . until she’s reminded of her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen. There’s nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She’s smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?

About the Author

Leah Johnson is a fiction writer, essayist and midwestern expat currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is centered on the miracle and magic of black womanhood. You can find her on Twitter ranting about pop culture, politics, and the greatest show of all time: The West Wing @byleahjohnson.