Yesterday Is History (HC) (2021)

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  • One of PopSugar's Best New YA Novels of 2021
  • A Buzzfeed Top LGBTQ+ YA Book
  • A Lambda Literary YA Book to Add to Your TBR Pile
  • A Goodreads Pride Month Pick

An epic, heartfelt romance about a boy torn between two loves, one in his present ... and one in the past. A story of Black queer history, love, loss, and learning to stay in the moment before it passes you by.

Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant.

He's ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally 1969, where he connects with a magnetic boy named Michael.

And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effect--the ability to time travel. And they've tasked their youngest son, Blake, with teaching Andre how to use his unexpected new gift.

Andre splits his time bouncing between the past and future. Between Michael and Blake. Michael is everything Andre wishes he could be, and Blake, still reeling from the death of his brother, Andre's donor, keeps him at arm's length despite their obvious attraction to each other.

Torn between two boys, one in the past and one in the present, Andre has to figure out where he belongs--and more importantly who he wants to be--before the consequences of jumping in time catch up to him and change his future for good.

Fast-paced, fun, and perfect.--Laurie Halse Anderson, NYT bestselling author of Speak
This book was absolutely incredible.--Creya, Goodreads reviewer
Tears, man. So. Many. Tears.--Marci, Goodreads reviewer
Oh my goodness. This book y'all. I'm a mess.--Netgalley reviewer

* A Junior Library Guild Selection!

A stellar novel that today's teens needed yesterday.--Booklist, STARRED review

Charming and captivating.--Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us

A clever and honestly brilliant novel.--Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions

A skillful and engrossing time-travel adventure.--Kirkus Reviews

Compelling and memorable...[a] gem of a novel.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

In his YA debut, Jackson has a great gimmick as well as a likeable protagonist who faces sociocultural realities across time.--Publishers Weekly


Kosoko Jackson
ISBN 10:
Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date:
February 2, 2021
Age Group:
Young Adult (14 - 18)
Grade Range:

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