This Is My America

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Product Details
Price
$24.14
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9780593118771

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About the Author
KIM JOHNSON held leadership positions in social justice organizations as a teen. She's now a college administrator who maintains civic engagement throughout the community while also mentoring Black student activists and leaders. This Is My America is her debut novel. It explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. She holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, College Park. Kim lives her best life in Oregon with her husband and two kids. Find her at KCJOHNSONWRITES.COM and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kcjohnsonwrites.
Reviews
An NPR Best Book of the Year

"An incredible and searing examination of the often-tragic collision of racism and a flawed criminal justice system. Read and reread . . . and reread again." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

"This Is My America promises a powerful story about racial injustice, featuring stunning prose reminiscent of Nic Stone and Angie Thomas." --Paste Magazine

"Harrowing and worthwhile; a call-to-action from the anti-racist insights of a generation of black activists." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Activist Johnson's powerful debut is a timely testimony that echoes the social realities behind today's #BlackLivesMatter protests." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This strong debut will strike home with socially conscious readers." --Booklist

"A strong debut. Will appeal to readers of Angie Thomas and fans of criminal justice podcasts like Serial and In the Dark." --SLJ

"This debut YA novel is an incisive condemnation of the racist criminal justice system, mass incarceration and capital punishment. . . . A necessary add to all shelves, especially those focused on anti-racism and #BlackLivesMatter." --Shelf Awareness