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A Good Kind of Trouble

Hardback

Main Details

Title A Good Kind of Trouble
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Lisa Moore Ramee
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:368
Dimensions(mm): Height 210,Width 140
ISBN/Barcode 9780062836687
ClassificationsDewey:813.6
Audience
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint Balzer and Bray
Publication Date 18 April 2019
Publication Country United States

Description

From debut author Lisa Moore Ramee comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what's right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give and the novels of Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds. Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she'd also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.) But in junior high, it's like all the rules have changed. Now she's suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she's not black enough. Wait, what Shay's sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum. Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that's trouble, for real. "Tensions are high over the trial of a police officer who shot an unarmed Black man. When the officer is set free, and Shay goes with her family to a silent protest, she starts to see that some trouble is worth making." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")

Author Biography

Lisa Moore Ramee was born and raised in Los Angeles, and she now lives in the Bay Area of California, with her husband, two kids, and two obnoxious cats. This is her first novel.

Reviews

"Shay's voice is so genuine -- she practically walks off the page. This is an important book, and an incredible debut." -- Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe