Boxed In | The Criminalization of Black Boys In and Out of Punching the Air

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Warning: This blog contains spoilers for Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam “Maybe jail is America.” —Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam Many people

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Brutalized & Blamed | How Grown Explores the Exploitation and Victim-Blaming of Black Girls

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Warning: This blog contains major spoilers for Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, as well as a discussion of rape/sexual assault, pedophilia, stalking, murder, and emotional and physical abuse. (See all

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Interview with Kalynn Bayron

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Spoiler alerts ahead for Cinderella is Dead! About the Author: “Kalynn Bayron is the bestselling author of CINDERELLA IS DEAD. She is a classically trained vocalist and when she’s not

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Miss Meteor | Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore

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Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore HarperTeen, 2020, 390 pages Content Warnings:  Homophobia, xenophobia, bullying, mentions of teen alcohol consumption About the Author: “Tehlor Kay Mejia is

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The Magic Fish | Trung Le Nguyen

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The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen Random House Graphic, 2020, 256 pages Content Warnings:  Homophobia, cannibalism, mentions of death, murder, blood About the Author: “Trung Le Nguyen, also known as

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“Nobody is Safe Here” | Reacting to I’M NOT DYING WITH YOU TONIGHT by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

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Content Warnings for I’m Not Dying With You Tonight: Violence, police brutality, racism  I’m Not Dying With You Tonight released on August 6, 2019 from Sourcebooks Fire, and is co-written

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