|By (author):||Harris, Pamela N.|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*|
From debut author Pamela Harris comes a timely, gripping teen novel about a boy who must take up the search for his sister when she goes missing from a neighborhood where black girls' disappearances are too often overlooked. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Tiffany D. Jackson.
When you look like us-brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades-everyone else thinks you're trouble. No one even blinks twice over a missing black girl from public housing because she must've brought whatever happened to her upon herself. I, Jay Murphy, can admit that, for a minute, I thought my sister Nicole just got caught up with her boyfriend-a drug dealer-and his friends. But she's been gone too long. Nic, where are you?
If I hadn't hung up on her that night, she would be at our house, spending time with Grandma.
If I was a better brother, she'd be finishing senior year instead of being another name on a missing persons list.
It's time to step up, to do what the Newport News police department won't.
Bring her home.