There Goes the Neighborhood (Hardcover)

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A raised fist against the destructive forces of gentrification and a love letter to communities of color everywhere, Jade Adia's unforgettable debut tells the darkly hilarious story of three best friends willing to do whatever it takes to stay together.

The gang is fake, but the fear is real.

Rhea’s neighborhood is fading away—the mom-and-pop shops of her childhood forced out to make space for an artisanal kombucha brewery here, a hot yoga studio there. And everywhere, the feeling that this place is no longer meant for her. Because while their little corner of South L.A. isn’t perfect, to Rhea and her two best friends, it’s something even more important—it’s home. And it’s worth protecting.

But as more white people flock to their latest edgy, urban paradise for its cheap rent and sparkling new Whole Foods, more of Rhea’s friends and family are pushed out. Until Rhea decides it’s time to push back. Armed with their cellphones and a bag of firecrackers, the friends manipulate social media to create the illusion of gang violence in their neighborhood. All Rhea wanted to do was protect her community. Her friends. Herself. No one was supposed to get hurt. No one was supposed to die.

But is anyone ever really safe when you’re fighting power with fear?

About the Author


Born and raised in South LA, Jade Adia writes stories about gentrification, Black teen joy, and the sh*tshow that is capitalism. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ethnicity, Race & Migration, and a certificate in Human Rights. She recently survived law school, graduating with a specialization in Critical Race Studies. There Goes The Neighborhood is her debut novel. Find her online at www.jadeadia.com and on Instagram @jadeadia.

Website: www.jadeadia.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jadeadia
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JadeAdiaTheNerd

Praise For…


"A charming and beautiful ode to found family, nerdy Black girls, and urban communities everywhere surviving and thriving despite it all.”—Ashley Woodfolk, New York Times best-selling co-author of Blackout
Product Details
ISBN: 9781368084321
ISBN-10: 136808432X
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English