Thorndike Press

One of the Good Ones

  • Maika Moulite
  • Maritza Moulite
  • ISBN-10: 1432888242
  • ISBN-13: 9781432888244
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 546 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available August 2021

This product is part of:

Young Adult - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Option Number: [2]

Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.



When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic. One of the good ones. Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind, Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one ever expected — one that will change everything all over again.

Age Range: 13-17 | Grade Level: 7-9 | Lexile Measure: NA


Customer Reviews

“An explosive look behind the hashtags at race and history, taking readers on a road trip mapped by love and grief.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)