MATT LOVED EVERYTHING about Emmy. He loved her freckled, luminous, magical body. He loved her free spirit. He loved the future he saw when he found out Emmy was pregnant. And he loved her answer when her parents protested their decision to keep the baby: “We’ll just love it, okay?”
Full of emotion and insight, Mahalia is the story of one teenage boy’s struggle to be a better father than he knows how.
“A poignant and memorable love story of a young father and his daughter.”—School Library Journal
“A starkly candid and sensitive portrait of teenage parenthood.”—The Horn Book Magazine
A Children’s Peace Literature Prize Recommended Book
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards’ Shortlist