The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

To some, this might be just another book about racism, but that’s just not true. Every one of the stories in these brutal and sad books tells a different story, and each one is meaningful and heartbreaking in their own ways. This particular story tells of the experiences of Ashley, a Black highschooler in a mostly white private school, during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. It’s a melody of racial confusion, from the point of view of someone confused as to where they belong. Part love story, part drama, this book is for anyone who enjoyed The Hate U Give and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Overall, a lovely book.Oliver W.