bullying, transgender, YA lit

Everything Feels like the Movies by Raziel Reid

Life is just happening for transgender high school kid Jude who self-narrates the latest drama as if it were a movie and she was the star….sounds under control? Read the gripping, harrowing descriptions of
how this strong-willed, brazen protagonist is able to get through horrific brutality hurled at her because of her sexual orientation and gender choice. MUST read–controversial, but powerful. In its fifth printing in one year.

activism, education, race relations

Push Out by Monique M. Morris


“Why do adults get mad when strong girls ask questions? “They say I’m disrespectful. That’s my label, disrespectful, ‘cause I always got something to say…..[They keep] telling me, ‘Sometimes you got to bite your tongue.’…I don’t know how to do that, though.”

Read about Monique Morris’ work to seek justice for criminalized Black girls. She argues that Black girls use their voices to resist, and that tool for survival should not be silenced, but rather cultivated and prized.