Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of Allegedly, Monday's Not Coming, and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. A TV professional by day, novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking. You can visit her online at www.writeinbk.com.
"With remarkable skill, Jackson offers an unflinching portrayal of
the raw social outcomes when youth are entrapped in a vicious cycle
of nonparenting and are sent spiraling down the prison-for-profit
pipeline. This dark, suspenseful exploration of justice and
perception raises important questions teens will want to discuss."
-- School Library Journal (starred review)
"Searing and true. Effectively joins Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th and Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow (2010) to become another indictment of the penal system's decimating power beyond its bars and, more subtly and refreshingly, a pro-reproductive-justice novel." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The characters are complex, the situation unsettling, and the line between right and wrong hopelessly blurred. It's also intensely relevant, addressing race, age, and mental illness within the criminal justice system. Well conceived and executed, this is an absorbing and exceptional first novel." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Suspenseful without being emotionally manipulative, compelling without resorting to shock value, this is a tightly spun debut that wrestles with many intense ideas and ends with a knife twist that will send readers racing back to the beginning again." -- Booklist (starred review)
"Seen through Jackson's dark portrait of the legal system and the failures of parents and social workers, Mary's environments are as grim as the stories that play out in them; readers fascinated by procedural dramas will be thoroughly hooked." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"I have to admit, it's been a while since I've been this rattled by a story. Tiffany D. Jackson chips at the world, then cracks it, then shatters it into shards of discomfort and complexity for the reader to grapple with it. Allegedly, undoubtedly, will linger long after it's over." -- Jason Reynolds, award-winning author of All American Boys and The Boy in the Black Suit
"A well-executed, powerful journey into the claustrophobic life of a young girl trying to navigate what little is left after the world has judged her, and what she will do to escape it." -- Mindy McGinnis, Edgar Award-winning author of A Madness So Discreet
"A riveting, gut-wrenching thriller and a stunning debut." -- Daniel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper
"Tiffany Jackson's timely and chilling debut will haunt you for a long time. An extraordinary new voice." -- Justine Larbalestier, author of Liar and My Sister Rosa