Maritza Moulite

Cindy Seip

Maritza Moulite has worked in various capacities for NBC News, CNN, and USA Today, but her favorite roles were Head Start literacy tutor and pre-K teacher assistant. She and her sister, Maika Moulite, have published two books together: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: A Novel and their latest, One of the Good Ones (Inkyard Press). Teen social activist, YouTube influencer, and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances in police custody after attending a social justice rally. Her sister Happi and their family are left devastated in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic. “One of the good ones.” Even the phrase rings wrong in her mind – why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed? “She was my sister before she became your martyr,” says Happi. So she and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could ever have expected – one that will change everything all over again. Kirkus called the book “an explosive look behind the hashtags at race and history, taking readers on a road trip mapped by love and grief. Close to perfection.”