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This Is My America by Kim Johnson
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Jul 28, 2020 | ISBN 9780593207932 | 575 Minutes

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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


Oregon Book Award WINNER 2020

Florida Teens Read NOMINEE 2021

Missouri Gateway Readers Award NOMINEE 2022

Oklahoma Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2021

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2021

Kansas State Reading Circle Award SELECTION 2020

Notable Books for a Global Society Award SELECTION 2021

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION 2021

Pacific Northwest Book Award SHORTLIST 2021

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