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This Is My America

By: Kim Johnson

The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time—her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?

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ISBN: 9780593118771

JLG Release: Dec 2020


Sensitive Areas: Crime: Hate Crimes Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion Language: Strong Language Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes Violence: General
Topics: Racism , Judicial error , African Americans , Black people , Race relations , Death row prisoners , Murder , Family problems , Texas , Small towns , Mystery and detective stories

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Book Details

ISBN

9780593118771

First Release

December 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 3/5" x 5 4/5"

Page Count

416

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Library edition with trade jacket added

Publisher

Random House

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Crime: Hate Crimes Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion Language: Strong Language Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes Violence: General

Topics

Racism, Judicial error, African Americans, Black people, Race relations, Death row prisoners, Murder, Family problems, Texas, Small towns, Mystery and detective stories,

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Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

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