Read Aloud Tips
Incorporate this book as a part of a larger unit of civil rights. Ask students if they know how Black Americans are still fighting for equal rights today.
Take breaks when reading to gage what students are thinking. Encourage discussion, possibly within small groups.
Let this book open dialogue about police brutality and racial injustices. Assign a reaction paper for students to touch on these topics and share their reaction to the novel.
“Diverse perspectives are presented in a manner that feels organic to the narrative, further emphasizing the tension created when privilege and racism cannot be ignored. Timely and powerful, this novel promises to have an impact long after the pages stop turning.” – School Library Journal