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The Problem with the Other Side by Kwame Ivery

The Problem with the Other Side

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The Problem with the Other Side by Kwame Ivery
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Sep 07, 2021 | ISBN 9781641292054

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“By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, The Problem with the Other Side had me hooked from the delightful opening scene . . . Told from two alternating points of view, Kwame Ivery’s book features characters whose voices are so clear and real that I felt as if they were sitting right beside me telling me their stories. The romance is deliciously sweet, even as it begins to grow complicated under a close examination of racism, white privilege, and bigotry. A masterful work of humor, heart, and human connection.”
—Alyssa Wees, author of The Waking Forest

“Kwame Ivery has written a powerful allegory of American politics that offers way more healing than we deserve but exactly as much healing as we need.”
—Preston Norton, author of Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

“There are debuts, and then there are debuts like Kwame Ivery’s The Problem with the Other Side—a book that is utterly heart-filling, -breaking, and -reflecting all at once. Sincere, funny, and devastating, Ivery’s novel holds a mirror up to America and shows the reader the makings of the nation’s true heart: all the ugly, all the bad, and all the good (and all the beauty in between).” 
—Tyler James Smith, author of Unstoppable Moses

“Filled with heart and humor, Uly and Sallie’s story is an important one. The Problem with the Other Side tackles first love, high school politics, and how racism is everywhere. In between Uly and Sallie’s banter, we explore their relationships: with each other, with their families, and with themselves. Fans of Nicola Yoon and Nic Stone will enjoy this one.”
—Rachel Simon, Youth Services Librarian, Newton Free Library (Newton, MA)

“With excellent pacing, Ivery explores the impact white supremacy and patriarchal norms have on our lives and the dangers of not holding people accountable . . . A timely exploration of the state of American politics.”
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