Pinata Books, Arte Publico Press
Seventeen-year-old Abraham is in love, but his girlfriend and the grandmother who raised him are worried about his fighting, and things only get worse when his uncle introduces him to boxing.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; grandmother raising grandchild; uncle raising nephew; death of a father; lesbian; lesbian grandmother; same-sex relationship
grandmother, grandmother's girlfriend, and uncle
Discovery Prize, 2016, Winner, Middle Grade
H-E-B Award for Best Young Adult Book, 2017, Finalist, Young Adult
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
fighting; love; dating; boxing; coming of age; anger; school suspension; gym
Jimenez, Joe, "Bloodline" (2016). Diverse Families. 676.