Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.85 X 8.5 X 1.15 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316449939

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About the Author

Kelly McWilliams is a mixed-race writer. Agnes at the End of the World was a finalist for the Golden Kite Award, and Mirror Girls is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and Target Book Club Pick. She's written for Time, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly among other outlets. She lives in Seattle with her family.

Reviews
"McWilliams is an expert at character building, and Harriet is a wonderful and welcome addition to YA."--Buzzfeed News
"A moving story about sisterhood and perseverance in the face of a society that tells Black girls they are worthless."--Booklist
"McWilliams' portrayal of grief is well written and appropriately nuanced; readers will feel angry and sad and will cheer for Harriet all at the same time. The book's confrontation of the romanticization of plantations and present-day medical neglect of the Black community is not only important, but necessary. An emotional exploration of the continued impact America's racist history has on contemporary society." --Kirkus
"McWilliams stuns with this well-told, honest story that peels apart the legacy of slavery to examine the undeniable connection from past horrors and trauma to present oppression and violence, in obvious and less obvious forms.​"--BCCB, starred review
"McWilliams pens a touching story about grief, compassion for one's ancestors, and one teen's pursuit of justice in this thoughtfully rendered telling, which interrogates the romanticization of Black pain and the pros and cons of social media activism."--Publishers Weekly