Forward Me Back to You
Katina King is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California, but she’s having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past.
Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in India and is reluctant to take on his future. If he can’t find his roots, how can he possibly plan ahead?
Robin and Kat meet in the most unlikely of places—a summer service trip to Kolkata to work with survivors of human trafficking. As bonds build between the travelmates, Robin and Kat discover that justice and healing are tangled, like the pain of their pasts and the hope for their futures. You can’t rewind life; sometimes you just have to push play.
JLG Release: Aug 2019
Awards & Honors
SLJ Best Books - 2019
Rise: A Feminist Book Project 2020 Top 10 List
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
The Horn Book Magazine, Booklist*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Kirkus Reviews, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
8 1/4" x 5 1/3"
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.3; Points: 20;
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: Child Abuse, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion
Friendship, Voluntarism, Volunteering, Human trafficking, Adoption, Boston, Massachusetts, Kolkata, India, Church missions,