Concealed cover

Scholastic Press, 2021


Book Trailer for Concealed

Edgar® Award Announcement and Acceptance Speech

Book Talk by Colby Sharp


“A gripping, fast-paced story full of twists and suspense.” —Booklist

What if you had no name, no past, and no home?

Ivette. Joanna. And now: Katrina

Whatever her name is, it won’t last long. Katrina doesn’t know any of the details about her past, but she does know that she and her parents are part of the Witness Protection Program. Whenever her parents say they have to move on and start over, she takes on a new identity. A new name, a new hair color, a new story.

Until their location leaks and her parents disappear. Forced to embark on a dangerous rescue mission, Katrina and her new friend Parker set out to save her parents — and find out the truth about her secret past and the people that want her family dead.

But every new discovery reveals that Katrina’s entire life has been built around secrets covered up with lies and that her parents were actually the ones keeping the biggest secret of all. Katrina must now decide if learning the whole truth is worth the price of losing everything she has ever believed about herself and her family.

Educator’s Guide for CONCEALED

Awards & Recognition

2022 Edgar® Award Winner 

2022 Florida Book Award – Gold Medal

2022 International Latino Book Award – Honorable Mention

2022-23 Kansas NEA Reading Circle Selection

2022-23 Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award List 

2023-24 Texas Lone Star List

2023-24 Missouri Truman Reader Award List

2023-24 Washington Sasquatch Award List

2023-24 Japan Sakura Medal Nominee

2023-24 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award List

2024-25 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award List






“Gripping. Brimming with knotty twists and eccentric turns.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Katrina’s fight for the truth makes for an entertaining read full of twists and intrigue.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This well-developed page turner will keep listeners on the edge of their seat.” ―School Library Journal (audiobook review)

“An action-adventure perfect for today’s middle grade reader: techy, twisty, and smart. It’s a book that begs to be read without skipping, because each new page brings reveals that change the entire game. Don’t miss this one!” ―Jake Burt, award-winning author of Greetings From Witness Protection

“A masterful adventure with an authentic middle-grade voice about the power of identity and the journey to figure out who you really are.” ―Alyson Gerber, critically-acclaimed author of Taking Up Space

“A pitch-perfect, pulse-pounding adventure with unexpected twists.”  —James Ponti, New York Times bestselling author of City Spies

“A twisty thrill-ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat!”  —Ally Carter, New York Times bestselling author of The Gallagher Girls series


Book Trailer for Concealed

Edgar® Award Announcement and Acceptance Speech

Book Talk by Colby Sharp