Anger is a gift / Mark Oshiro.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals in their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.
    • Notes:
      "A Tor Teen book."--title page verso.
      Young Adult
    • ISBN:
      9781250167026
      1250167027
    • Accession Number:
      on1033594043
      1033594043
    • Accession Number:
      fay.579581
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OSHIRO, M. Anger is a gift. First edition. [s. l.]: Tom Doherty Associates, 2018. ISBN 9781250167026. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Oshiro M. Anger Is a Gift. First edition. Tom Doherty Associates; 2018. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581
    • APA:
      Oshiro, M. (2018). Anger is a gift (First edition.). Tom Doherty Associates.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oshiro, Mark. 2018. Anger Is a Gift. First edition. Tom Doherty Associates. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581.
    • Harvard:
      Oshiro, M. (2018) Anger is a gift. First edition. Tom Doherty Associates. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oshiro, M 2018, Anger is a gift, First edition., Tom Doherty Associates, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Oshiro, Mark. Anger Is a Gift. First edition., Tom Doherty Associates, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oshiro, Mark. Anger Is a Gift. First edition. Tom Doherty Associates, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oshiro M. Anger is a gift [Internet]. First edition. Tom Doherty Associates; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579581

Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

Students are injured by police--and African American protagonist Moss's boyfriend is killed--in a series of escalating altercations in California's West Oakland High School. Moss, who suffers panic attacks due to his father's earlier murder by police, finds the courage to fight back. A large, diverse cast of characters and many plot threads shed light on issues related to police brutality from multiple angles, and the climax is compelling. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 March #4

Oshiro, creator of the Mark Does Stuff website, takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster in this powerful and timely debut novel that conveys a community's bitter experience living within a culture of white supremacy. Sixteen-year-old Moss Jeffries, a gay African-American student attending run-down West Oakland High School, has experienced panic attacks since police shot his father six years earlier. A warm, mutually respectful relationship with his mother, an extended network of friends of diverse genders, sexual orientations, and family makeup, and a budding romance with Javier, a cute Latino comic book artist, all indicate a hopeful future. Yet violent incidents continue to threaten the community's well-being. In one improbable event that affects the story's plausibility, a boy with metal pins in his knee suffers a severe injury as a result of being forced to walk through a school metal detector. This event and several police assaults on students lead to organizing, with the community's fear building to a crescendo in a planned walkout gone awry. Oshiro deftly captures the simmering rage that ultimately transforms Moss from a quiet teenager to a committed activist against a brutal, menacing system. Ages 14–18. Agent: DongWon Song, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. (May)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.