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The Black Kids Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming of age debut novel explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of theRodney King Riots Los Angeles,Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life It s the end of senior year and they re spending time at the beach than in the classroom They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death Suddenly, Ashley s not just one of the girls She s one of the black kids As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal Even as her self destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots Even as the model black family fa ade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us And who is the them

About the Author: Christina Hammonds Reed

Christina Hammonds Reed holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California s School of Cinematic Arts Her short fiction has previously appeared in the Santa Monica Review She lives in Hermosa Beach, CA.

10 thoughts on “The Black Kids

  1. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    Thank you, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, for the ARC copy I am incredibly excited to get into this story Original Not only does this sound like an incredible story, but this COVER I m in love I cannot stop looking at it There s something about sunglasses on a cover reflecting images

  2. Warda Warda says:

    Received a review copy on Netgalley Thank you to Simon and Shuster s UK for this early read.

  3. Vanessa Menezes Vanessa Menezes says:

    If there s not justice for one of us, there s no justice for any of us That just sums up the whole book I think this book is a perfect read for what is going on in the world today and also it educates us how little things have changed along the years since the riots of 1967 and again in 1992.I learned a lot from re

  4. Irena BookDustMagic Irena BookDustMagic says:

    Review to come.

  5. Fanna Fanna says:

    July 01, 2020 This took me around a month to finish reading, not because it was slow but also because it was slow I mean, it s an important read and largely character based which I m slightly anti biased towards so the pacing is super slow and that took some time for me to make actual progress through this Anyway, this was great The

  6. Sana Sana says:

    A salient coming of age story about a black teen named Ashley transitioning into young adulthood just as the Rodney King riots begin More reasons I m excited for this IT S SET IN THE 90s, THAT COVER IS FIRE and I love that it s already been optioned O SourceA salient coming of age story about a black teen named Ashley transitioning into youn

  7. Nicole (Half Wild Books) Nicole (Half Wild Books) says:

    The Black Kids is emotive, educational and groundbreaking, Christina Hammonds Reed uses her voice to encourage readers to leave the comfort of their privilege and speak out Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, Reed weaves the past and present in this coming of age drama, about a war between the world and racism This might be one of t

  8. Kaitlyn Carpenter Kaitlyn Carpenter says:

    The Black Kids is Christina Hammonds Reed s debut novel and I believe it will become as popular as Angie Thomas s The Hate U Give debut novel This book shows how history repeats itself if we do not actively work to improve our world The Black Kids follows Ashley, a black kid in a rich neighborhood and school, that doesn t quite feel like she fits in anywhere

  9. Previouslyunread (Rhiannon) Previouslyunread (Rhiannon) says:

    Wow Just wow.This book was poignant and lyrical The only other book I can compare it to is The Hate you Give but in my opinion they re on completely different levels both bring important subjects to the table.The Black Kids centres around Ashley, a highschool senior living in Los Angeles Ashley s family are pretty well off and as such she goes to a predominately white

  10. Becca Becca says:

    I am not sure how to feel about this book at all At times it s amazing It s historical fiction that is absolutely relevant today But there were a few things that I didn t like The writing style is great, but in places the plot is hard to follow I think this is an eARC format thing, but the present past switching isn t smooth Ash is the kid of well off Black parents She goes to

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