Africa’s grandmother was a double Dutch legend, and Africa knows she can become the same. Her brother scoffs when she signs up for a double Dutch competition, though—how can she hope to compete when she’s never done it before? But Africa has all the tools she needs: memories of her grandmother, her bestie Bianca’s dance moves, her friend Omar’s rhythm, and her classmates’ Mary Mack timing and cartwheels.
If Africa can pull everything together to jump some winning moves, she might just fly, but it’s the birthmark in the shape of her name that tells her she’s always been a winner.
Brittany lives in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where she holds tight to her elders, her roots, and her childhood home. When she isn’t writing, you can catch her walking along Louisville’s waterfront, traveling, admiring art and spending plenty of time with her family.