People Kill People – Ellen Hopkins

Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Pages: 431 Release Date: September 4, 2018 Someone will shoot. And someone will die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun violence and white supremacy in this compelling and complex novel. People kill people. Guns just make it easier. A gun is sold in … Continue reading People Kill People – Ellen Hopkins

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Contemporary Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was … Continue reading Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

And We Stay – Jenny Hubbard

And We Stay is Emily’s emotional journey as she comes to terms with her actions and her boyfriend’s suicide. The aftermath of the suicide is tumultuous, so Emily is sent to boarding school where she is forced to heal herself and examine her choices and her relationship. And We Stay is heavily rooted within Emily’s … Continue reading And We Stay – Jenny Hubbard