Piecing Me Together wears its art on its audiobook sleeve. It’s a book powered by the strikingly nuanced voice of its first person narrator, African American, aspiring artist, Jade. Jade makes collages as she makes her way into new, uncertain worlds – first, her scholarship-driven move to a new, predominantly white school, then again on being assigned a mentor in a programme designed to support promising, disadvantaged young women. As she grows up and gets on, Jade’s artistic eye shines new light on the world around her: “Tonight I am taking ugly and making beautiful.” This same eye not only sees, but sees through. Jade has a penetrating vision and an uncanny knack for noting and challenging the expectations, inconsistencies and inequalities that routinely tear her apart and leave her piecing herself back together again. This book respects and celebrates the intelligence and insights of its young narrator. It has powerful things to say about education, law and social policy. It is a timely read, recommended for educators as much as for its intended Young Adult audience. The audiobook is narrated by the author – a wonderful reading that adds to the power of this singularly smart voice.