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This Is My America (2020) 409 eksemplarer

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Johnson, Kim C.
Køn
female
Bopæl
Oregon, USA
Uddannelse
University of Oregon
University of Maryland, College Park
Erhverv
social justice activist
mentor
university administrator
Organisationer
University of Oregon
Agent
Jennifer March Soloway (literary)
Mary Pender (film/TV)
Kort biografi
Kim Johnson held leadership positions in social justice organizations as a teen and in college, and is now an author and vice provost at the University of Oregon. She maintains engagement in various organizations while also mentoring Black student leaders and serving as a graduate advisor and member of a historically Black sorority.

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Independent Reading Level - 5th grade
Awards-Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction Nominee (2020) American Library Association (ALA) Best Fiction for Young Adults (2021) ALA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults (2021)
 
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aedrawdy | 22 andre anmeldelser | Dec 7, 2023 |
There’s nothing I’ve been able to control about what happened to Daddy. I’m broke. Can’t vote. Can’t afford a lawyer. But I’ve got control of my voice and my mind, and that means I can do at least one thing: write a letter.
 
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taurus27 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Nov 7, 2023 |
A GR selection due to having read Dear Justyce, an incredibly well written story, I could tell early on that this wasn't what I hoped for. It's possible it improves later but the writing style was anything but unique as was the plot. It appears I'm in the minority given the high ratings of others it lacks what I seek.. Style, reader engagement, unique characters and creativity. DNF
 
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Jonathan5 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2023 |
Well that was an incredible book.

I have to say that was the most emotional I have been in a YA book that tackles the issue of community and police racism, and inequality in the justice system. At times I felt furious, at times I felt fearful and stressed, and at times I was overwhelmed by sadness. It really was an incredibly engaging story of the battle to save two innocent black men.

The author addressed quite a few issues in this book with intelligence and respect. I was so sad during the ‘Know Your Rights’ sessions where the focus for the young black teens was behaving in a way that would not give police officers cause to shoot them. I thought including how Dean dealt with the awful legacy of being in a family that had a historical involvement in a white supremacist group was a really interesting and powerful addition. The hairs on my arms literally stood on end during the burning cross scene and I felt the author really captured the fear and horror of those who witnessed the heinous hate crime. The book also touches on inter-racial relationships and how these can be perceived by communities and the families involved.

This book was just so big and important, if you know what I mean. I thoroughly recommend it.
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Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | 22 andre anmeldelser | Feb 14, 2023 |

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Medlemmer
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Popularitet
#59,484
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
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ISBN
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Sprog
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