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Forever is now / Mariama J. Lockington.

"I'M SAFE HERE. That's how Sadie feels, on a perfect summer day, wrapped in her girlfriend's arms. School is out, and even though she's been struggling to manage her chronic anxiety, Sadie is hopeful better times are ahead. Or at least, she thought she was safe. When her girlfriend reveals some unexpected news and the two witness an incident of police brutality, Sadie's whole world is upended in an instant. I'M NOT SAFE ANYWHERE. That's how Sadie feels every day after -- vulnerable, uprooted. She retreats as the weeks slip by. When Sadie's therapist gives her a diagnosis for her debilitating panic -- agoraphobia -- she starts on a path of acceptance and healing. Meanwhile, protests are taking place all over the city. Sadie wants to be a part of it, to use her voice and effect change. But how do you show up for your community when you can't even leave your house? I CAN BUILD A SAFE PLACE INSIDE MYSELF. That's what Sadie learns over the course of one life-changing summer. From critically acclaimed and Stonewall Honor-winning author Mariama J. Lockington comes a powerful young adult novel in verse about mental health, love, family, Black joy, and finding your voice and power in an unforgiving world." -- Provided by dustjacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374388881
  • Physical Description: 398 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Grades 10-12. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Awards Note:
Schneider Family Book Award (Teens), 2024.
Subject: Novels in verse.
Bisexual people > Fiction.
Bisexuals > Fiction.
Agoraphobia > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Political participation > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library YA FIC LOCKINGTON (Text) 36446002108853 New Young Adult Fiction Available -

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