Ashley Bennett's senior year is for friends and lounging around the pool, but everything changes when four LAPD officers are acquitted after brutally beating a Black man named Rodney King. Suddenly Ashley's not just one of the girls--she's one of the Black kids. As tensions in Los Angeles rise, Ashley must reckon with the splintering of her community, friendships, and family. The Black Kids is a beautifully written coming of age story set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil.
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020