Rebecca Roanhorse’s 2019 Race to the Sun is a standalone young-adult contemporary fantasy.
Nizhoni Begay’s single father has had a string of short-term jobs, which has meant frequent moves for seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay and her brother Mac. Nizhoni knows that her dad is doing the best he can for his family, but that’s cold comfort. She has a hard time making friends and the ones she makes she loses when she leaves. Now she’s found a good friend, Davery … but another move looms.
That’s not the worst threat she faces.