This is my America / Kim Johnson.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First editiion.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: While writing letters to Innocence X, a justice-seeking project, asking them to help her father, an innocent black man on death row, teenaged Tracy takes on another case when her brother is accused of killing his white girlfriend.-- Provided by Publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780593118764
      0593118766
      9780593118771
      0593118774
    • Accession Number:
      2019024787
    • Accession Number:
      on1166318559
      1166318559
    • Accession Number:
      fay.708025
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JOHNSON, K. This is my America. First editiion. [s. l.]: Random House, 2020. ISBN 9780593118764. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Johnson K. This Is My America. First editiion. Random House; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025
    • APA:
      Johnson, K. (2020). This is my America (First editiion.). Random House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Johnson, Kim. 2020. This Is My America. First editiion. Random House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025.
    • Harvard:
      Johnson, K. (2020) This is my America. First editiion. Random House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Johnson, K 2020, This is my America, First editiion., Random House, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Johnson, Kim. This Is My America. First editiion., Random House, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Johnson, Kim. This Is My America. First editiion. Random House, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Johnson K. This is my America [Internet]. First editiion. Random House; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708025

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2

Tracey Beaumont has always believed in her father, even after he was convicted and sentenced to death. She keeps her faith by regularly writing letters to Innocence X, which advocates for the wrongfully imprisoned. When her world is rocked once more by accusations against her brother, she does more than write. With a thirst for justice, she follows clues that unravel the hidden history of her town. But time is not on her side. With her brother on the run, the police manhunt is growing more fervent. Meanwhile, Tracey's investigations have caught the attention of long-hidden white supremacist organizations that will do anything to see her fail. Uniting a well-paced mystery with lessons about history and activism, Kim Johnson has penned a tale that manages to teach and thrill. Not only does it illuminate how prejudice can lie dormant and operate in the darkness, but it also shows how a community can rally to heal and support young people dealing with legacies of hate. This strong debut will strike home with socially conscious readers. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2020 #5

Tracy is running out of time. It's been seven years since her father was wrongly convicted of a double murder. Every week, Tracy writes to Innocence X, an organization that represents people who are unjustly convicted and sentenced to death, and tries unsuccessfully to convince them to work to get her father absolved and released. As if that burden weren't enough, Tracy's older brother Jamal is accused of killing Angela, a young white woman with whom he was secretly romantically linked. Now, Tracy not only has to get help for her father, whose execution date is less than a year away, but also must solve the mystery surrounding Angela's death, so that her brother doesn't suffer the same fate. This suspenseful story is unfortunately all too familiar -- Black people suffering at the hands of police violence, an unjust legal system, and disproportionate incarceration rates -- a narrative that is at once heroic and heartbreaking. Tracy is left to unravel a mystery that highlights and humanizes a number of pertinent issues regarding racism in America, the role of media and social bias in our perceptions of one another, and the grief and despair of the families of the incarcerated. Monique Harris September/October 2020 p.94 Copyright 2020 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.