YA Book Club reads This Is My America

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Book Clubs

Age Group:

Teens
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade

Program Description

About this event:

Our YA Book Club has gone virtual! Register in advance and receive your own copy of this month's book to keep. We will be discussing This Is My America by Kim Johnson.

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?