It's time to see what adventure you chose! The first sentence you were most enticed by : First, a memory: The hillside set ablaze, the fire playing a game of hopscotch across the canyon. That's from The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed! Los Angeles, 1992 Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of senior year and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer. Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just one of the girls. She’s one of the black kids. As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal. Even as her self-destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots. Even as the model black family façade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble. Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson. With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us? And who is the them? StoryGraph has a great content warning section, please check it if any of the above concerns you. This book deals with heavy topics. #chooseyourownadventure

Posted by Ashley at 2023-02-27 01:17:41 UTC