Andre Cobb hopes his luck is finally turning around. After being sick for as long as he can remember, he's finally gotten a liver transplant. But days after the operation, he feels shaky and ill, passes out, and wakes up in a different time. He soon realises he's slipped through time, back to the 1960s. There he meets, Michael, who Andre feels an instant connection with.
But just as suddenly as he arrived, Andre slips back to present-day Boston. As he tries to figure out if he's losing his mind, the family of his donor reaches out to let him know his new liver may have side effects...of the time travel variety. They task their youngest son, Blake, with the job of helping Andre figure out the ins and outs of time travel. As the two work together, they also grow closer.
Torn between two boys, one in the past and one in the present, Andre has to figure out where he belongs. And the more he time travels, the more he learns about himself and just how far we have and haven't come.
'Charming and captivating, Yesterday is History will take you on a wild ride from the very first page. Jackson puts such a clever spin on time travel in this sweet, unputdownable love story.' -- Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us
'Gay romance + time travel! I really enjoyed this book--it was fast-paced,fun, and perfect.' -- Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author ofSpeak
'A clever and honestly brilliant novel, Yesterday Is History is an emotional journey through grief, healing, and the complicated beauty of young love. Kosoko Jackson delivers the conflicted, time-traveling hero queer boys have been hoping for.' -- Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions
'An unputdownable read, Yesterday is History is a timelyode to the Black gay experience. Kosoko Jackson expertly delivers a real-lifestory about decisiveness and knowing oneself, wrapped in fantastical elements,interweaved with a wind-swept romance, all culminating in an undeniablystunning piece of art.' -- Cam Montgomery, author of By Any Means Necessary
'A cleverand honestly brilliant novel, Yesterday Is History is an emotional journey through grief,healing, and the complicated beauty of young love. Kosoko Jackson delivers theconflicted, time-traveling hero queer boys have been hoping for.' -- JulianWinters, award-winning author of Running With Lions
'In a novel with exciting representation of a gay Black teen where identity isn't the issue, readers will appreciate the realistic nuance of Andre's frankness when talking about the White privilege Blake and his family exhibit that makes them unable to see how different and potentially dangerous time traveling is for a 17-year-old Black boy... 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