On Air with Zoe Washington

Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins/. (Zoe Washington: Bk. 2). Feb. 2023. 304p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780063212312.
Gr 4-6–Now that Zoe has seen her biological father, Marcus, exonerated and released from prison, she is determined to get to know him better. Balancing her job as a cashier at a cupcake shop with the changing status of her two best friends, Maya and Trevor, isn’t easy. Once Zoe learns about Marcus’s dream to open his own restaurant, she is committed to helping him make it happen. Starting her own podcast to spread the word about people who’ve served in the prison system seems like a good way to inform people about how individuals can change and the challenges they face once released. She also hopes that her podcast will raise some much-needed funds to help Marcus realize his dream. It’s a delicate balance for Zoe and she struggles to find exactly her place in so many important people’s lives.
VERDICT A delightful and inspiring read.

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