It Happened on Saturday

“A powerful work.”

Kirkus Reviews

“I hope every young person, every parent, everyone who works with young people will read this book. It’s that important.”

—Barbara Roberts, author of Nikki on the Line

“Sydney Dunlap tackles a timely and serious topic in a way that’s accessible, realistic, and eye-opening … It Happened on Saturday is a must-read!”

—Erin Teagan, author of American Girl Luciana and Kira books

“This book could, literally, save your life.”

Kathryn Erskine, National Book Award-winning author of Mockingbird

I believe that it will leave readers with real courage, like main character Julia’s—courage to speak their truth and courage to protect each other.”

—Kelly J. Baptist, author of Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero

2023 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Silver Winner – Juvenile Fiction

2024 IPPY Awards Silver Medalist – Juvenile Fiction

2023 Moonbeam Awards Gold Medalist – Pre-Teen Fiction – Mature Issues

34th Annual Reading the West Book Awards Nominee – Young Readers

2023 Cybils Awards Nominee – Middle Grade Fiction

A 2024 OLA Intermediate Sequoyah Masterlist selection

2024 Crystal Kite Awards Honor Winner

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