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Anger is a gift /

by Oshiro, Mark [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates , 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 463 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250167026; 1250167027.Subject(s): Anger -- Juvenile fiction | Anxiety -- Juvenile fiction | Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Police shootings -- Fiction | Anxiety -- Fiction | Fathers -- Death -- Fiction | African American teenagers -- Fiction | Student movements -- Fiction | Police misconduct -- United States -- Fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> *31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Children ' s/Young Adult category* <br> *2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner* <br> * Buzzfeed 's 24 Best YA Books of 2018* <br> * Vulture 's 38 Best LGBTQ YA Novels* <br> * Book Riot 's Best Books 2018* <br> * Hyable 's Most Anticipated Queer YA Books of 2018* <br> * The Mary Sue 's 18 Books You Should Read in 2018* </p> <p>Moss Jeffries is many things--considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd.</p> <p>But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else--someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night.</p> <p>And most of all, he wishes he didn't feel so stuck.</p> <p>Moss can't even escape at school--he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations--it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals.</p> <p>Something will have to change--but who will listen to a group of teens?</p> <p>When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.</p>

"A Tor Teen book."

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.

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Horn Book Review

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. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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