One of the Good Ones is magic.” —Damon Young, author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker

Maika Moulite is a Miami native and the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She loves writing: books, think pieces, journal entries, neverending lists, you name it. When she’s not scribbling every random thought into her notes app, she’s sharpening her skills as a Howard University PhD student. (That means more writing.) Her research focuses on representation in media and its impact on marginalized groups. She’s the eldest of four sisters and loves audiobooks, fierce female leads, and laughing.

Maritza Moulite graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in women’s studies and the University of Southern California with a master’s in journalism. She’s 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 loved working with young people so much that she is now a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy through children’s media. She clearly couldn’t get enough of school. Her favorite song is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Maika and Maritza’s newest book, One of the Good Ones, is a shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally.

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One of the Good Ones

Inkyard Press |
Young Adult Fiction

“One of the Good Ones is magic.” –Damon Young, author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally, from sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.


When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling 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 as the phrase rings wrong in her mind–why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?–Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could’ve ever expected–one that will change everything all over again.

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Inkyard Press |
Young Adult Fiction

“I couldn’t put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down ” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory

Co-written by sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite, this exceptional debut novel captures a sparkling new voice and irrepressible heroine in a story sure to thrill fans of Nicola Yoon and Ibi Zoboi

Alaine Beauparlant has heard about Haiti all her life…

But the stories were always passed down from her dad–and her mom, when she wasn’t too busy with her high-profile newscaster gig. But when Alaine’s life goes a bit sideways, it’s time to finally visit Haiti herself.

What she learns about Haiti’s proud history as the world’s first black republic (with its even prouder people) is one thing, but what she learns about her own family is another. Suddenly, the secrets Alaine’s mom has been keeping, including a family curse that has spanned generations, can no longer be avoided.

It’s a lot to handle, without even mentioning that Alaine is also working for her aunt’s nonprofit, which sends underprivileged kids to school and boasts one annoyingly charming intern.

But if anyone can do it all…it’s Alaine.

“Delightful.” —Essence magazine

“Stunning.” —Booklist (starred review)


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Honors, Awards & Recognition

-NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019
-Part of Indigo’s “Best of 2019” Teen List
-Parents’ Choice Foundation award winner
-Pop Sugar’s Best New Books to Read this Fall
-American Library Association: 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults List
-American Booksellers Association: The Fall 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List

ONE OF THE GOOD ONES was one of the most anticipated books of 2021
-Cosmopolitan: The Best YA Books of 2021
-POPSUGAR: 12 Best YA Books of January 2021
-USA TODAY: 50 Black young adult novelists you should read
-Book Riot: The Best Books of 2021 So Far

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