Sometimes hear in the news that a black person got released after spending decades in the prison. Suddenly revealed some fresh evidence that proves him innocent. It is the harsh reality that in the 21st century still, we are type casted people by their skin color. Kim Jhonson’s upcoming novel This Is My America highlighted this sensitive matter.
Book name- This Is My America
Author name- KIM JHONSON
Publisher name- Random House Books for Young Readers July 2020
Release Date- 1st July
Description – This Is My America
This is the story about a 17 years girl Tracy Beaumont and her journey to save her family. Tracy Beaumont every week write a letter writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row.
After seven years, Tracy is running out of time–her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?
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Author story – This Is My America
Kim Jhonson is a literature teacher at Brigham Young University, Provo in the US. In a teenage, she held leadership positions in social justice organizations. She is also mentoring Black student and activist members. ‘This is My America’ is her first debut novel. The novel discusses the injustice of racism.
‘This is my America’ shows us what can happen when people demean others because of skin color, lookout. It also shows how a young girl with her determination and perseverance saves her family.
This is also highlighted to the terrific news that inspired Black Life matter movement. This fiction showcase the life of a black in America.
An incredible and searing examination of the often tragic collision of racism and a flawed criminal justice system. Read and reread … and reared 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 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
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