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  • 03/2019
  • 978-1798747575 B07N6FMV2S
  • 214 pages
  • $9.99
How To Talk To Black People
A. Anon, author
Can someone break through the boundaries they are subconsciously taught to place on other people? Ivy wants more from life. She wants more than her double-wide trailer, more than her dead father and drunk mother, and more than her clearance rack clothes. Her one comfort is the quirky and unpredictable Magnus: childhood best friend and member of the Dead Parent's Club. New student Alex might be her ticket to graduation. Alex has it all: an award-winning neurosurgeon for a mother, a world-famous athlete for a father, brains, and brawn. When Ivy and Alex get stuck as Chemistry partners, Ivy rejoices. Alex is her ticket to an easy semester, maybe even college. But high school isn't enjoyable for any of them. Magnus is misunderstood, Ivy is poor, and Alex is the first black student in the entire school system. By graduation, their lives will completely change. One will learn who they really are, one will come to terms with their past, and one won't make it out alive. How to Talk to Black People is an honest and challenging look at how we subconsciously teach those in our community about race and what we're willing to believe about ourselves based on those lessons.
Reviews
Emma K - NetGalley

I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an Arc of this book in exchange for my honest review. This was a very powerful read. Honestly I’m blown away and a little bit lost for words. It was an amazing book that tackled a lot of very series issues like race and class. I will be honest and say I cried a few times it was so good. I give it 4 stars.

Esha D- NetGalley

I received an e-copy from @netgalley. I never feel like it is my place to review books such as this, as I am a white, middle class female. I’ve never had to deal with being afraid of the police, being worried about what you say or do, having to shrug off racist comments. This book I feel is different, as it is written from the perspective of a white person learning about why the jokes she makes are incredibly hurtful, and incredibly ignorant. I’m ashamed to say people like Ivy still exist in 2019, but they do. This book should be mandatory school reading so we can become better educated, and just better people. The reason I’m only giving this 4 stars is because Ivy was such an unbearable main character, although I am aware this was done intentionally.

Tara K- NetGalley

Very powerful book , left me a bit speechless and unable to know what to write , a book largely about race and class is always going to be difficult to explain how you felt. The characters are well written, as is the book, but it’s difficult as a white woman to know what to write as I’ve never experienced anything due to white privilege I have in my life, but it’s uncomfortable as a white person to read as you recognise the worst of white behaviour and I wish these people didn’t exist, but the fact we still have white privilege I know it does way too much. Uncomfortable as a white person as you feel ashamed, but you know what we need to all be uncomfortable and maybe things might change at least in some people Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 03/2019
  • 978-1798747575 B07N6FMV2S
  • 214 pages
  • $9.99

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