Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman


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$18.99  $17.66
Crown Books for Young Readers
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Kristen R. Lee is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from college, she began to write her experiences attending a predominantly white institution, which led to the first draft of Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman. She's worked as a mentor for foster youth and has interned in a school setting, where she counseled middle-school-aged children. Writing stories that reflect often-unheard voices is what she strives to do. Learn more about Kristen at


★ "Highly recommended. This is a fast-paced, plot-driven novel that tackles topics of racism, elitism, and intersections of those and other concerns of college freshman." --SLJ, starred review

"A moving and authentic exploration of one young woman's moral compass." --Kirkus Reviews

"With a world of sass and more than a hint of Black girl magic, Lee gives readers a quintessential coming-of-age novel that leaves us pining for more of Sav annah's heroism." --Booklist

"Lee's thoughtful debut, a timely, quickly paced look at the trauma Black students often face in white institutions, brings a refreshingly vulnerable honesty to this narrative centering one Black collegiate transition." --Publishers Weekly

"A voice that will stick with you long after you read the last word." -Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

"Scathing, honest, and impassioned." - Adib Khorram, Award-winning author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay

"Raw, authentic, honest. This thought-provoking debut is equal parts call-out and call to action." -J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony