Bound To Stay Bound

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 This is my America
 Author: Johnson, Kim

 Publisher:  Random House (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 406 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 496826 ISBN: 9780593118764
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Racism -- Fiction
 Judicial error -- Fiction
 African Americans -- Fiction
 Race relations -- Fiction
 Prisoners -- Fiction
 Homicide -- Fiction
 Family problems -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

While writing letters to Innocence X, a justice-seeking project, asking them to help her father, an innocent black man on death row, teenaged Tracy takes on another case when her brother is accused of killing his white girlfriend.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 509901

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/20)
   Booklist (04/15/20)
 The Hornbook (00/09/20)

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Booklist - 04/15/2020 Tracey Beaumont has always believed in her father, even after he was convicted and sentenced to death. She keeps her faith by regularly writing letters to Innocence X, which advocates for the wrongfully imprisoned. When her world is rocked once more by accusations against her brother, she does more than write. With a thirst for justice, she follows clues that unravel the hidden history of her town. But time is not on her side. With her brother on the run, the police manhunt is growing more fervent. Meanwhile, Tracey's investigations have caught the attention of long-hidden white supremacist organizations that will do anything to see her fail. Uniting a well-paced mystery with lessons about history and activism, Kim Johnson has penned a tale that manages to teach and thrill. Not only does it illuminate how prejudice can lie dormant and operate in the darkness, but it also shows how a community can rally to heal and support young people dealing with legacies of hate. This strong debut will strike home with socially conscious readers. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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