This Is My America by Kim Johnson

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont 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… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial profiling
  • Ku Klux Klan & white supremacy
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Police brutality & violence
  • Lynching mentioned
  • Incarceration of a parent
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