Skip to Content Skip to Menu. Told in alternating voices, this is the compelling and nuanced story of two Springfield High School students: Rashad, a black year-old ROTC member and aspiring artist, and Quinn, a white senior and varsity basketball player, and what happens when an off-duty officer and family friend of Quinn viciously assaults Rashad at a corner store after wrongly assuming he was stealing a bag of chips. Mary B.
There are a few ways to consider this valuation. We can determine the value placed upon the presence of African American women as writers and then, we can consider the ways African American girls are valued in the literature itself. Economics is the science of decision-making.
We are giving away 5 copies of his latest book, Surface Tension. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter. After witnessing an act of domestic terrorism while training on his bike, Jake is found near death, with a serious head injury and unable to remember the plane crash or the aftermath that landed him in the hospital.
Growing up, I read excellent young adult fiction, mostly by white authors. Lately, however, there has been a surge of Black, Asian, and Latino young adult authors writing books with protagonists of color and the issues they face. This is far from an exhaustive list.
As a child, my mother brought home a bundle of books every Friday evening. The genres would vary; poetry, fiction, plays, and more. She always made sure I had an abundance of texts to choose from.
Jaime Adoff. In this book in verse, 12 year old Keith leaves Brooklyn after his dad's death and has to deal with racism with the music of Jimi Hendrix. Coe Booth.
Even if the age range on the book jacket implies that you were"supposed" to have graduated from young adult novels long ago, YA books are an addicting reading pleasure for both the young and the adults. After all, there are no rules to reading; all ages are welcome any time, any where. So from mysterious thrillers to cultural statements and the creative world of fantasywe've found engaging storylines that represent the best of young adult novels in —so far. And as always, you can keeping checking back for the latest and greatest.
By systematically examining the issue of internalised racism and its detrimental psychological effects, particularly towards the young and vulnerable, this book defamiliarises the very racial issue that otherwise has become normalised in American racial discourse, reaffirming the relevance of race, racism, and racialisation in contemporary America. Through readings of works by Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon G. Flake, Tanita S.