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Hooper, Don P.
When Gil, a Black boy from Brooklyn, is given the chance to attend an upper-class prep school, he must navigate the racism and microaggressions he must face at his new high school. Gil struggles to balance his life at home and his experience at school, where he has to fight to stand up for himself, giving readers the opportunity to discuss bias, power dynamics, social activism, stereotypes, socioeconomic inequities, and the oppression of minority groups. In a senior secondary classroom, the novel lends itself to individual study or in small-group literature circles. The issues presented in the story may also help provoke an exploration of the power of media and its use in our society today.
English Language Arts
  • 10-12

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