When you look like us
|Format:||Print Book 2021|
|Availability:||Available at 29 Libraries 30 of 31 copies|
From debut author Pamela Harris comes a timely, gripping teen novel about a boy who must take up the search for his sister when she goes missing from a neighborhood where black girls' disappearances are too often overlooked. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Tiffany D. Jackson.
When you look like us--brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades--everyone else thinks you're trouble. No one even blinks twice over a missing black girl from public housing because she must've brought whatever happened to her upon herself. I, Jay Murphy, can admit that, for a minute, I thought my sister Nicole just got caught up with her boyfriend--a drug dealer--and his friends. But she's been gone too long. Nic, where are you?
If I hadn't hung up on her that night, she would be at our house, spending time with Grandma.
If I was a better brother, she'd be finishing senior year instead of being another name on a missing persons list.
It's time to step up, to do what the Newport News police department won't.
Bring her home.
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Brothers and sisters
Missing persons -- Fiction.
African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Women, Black -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Racism -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2021
356 pages ; 22 cm