We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the The Black Kids tour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing #ownvoices reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release of The Black Kids for the entire week.
Remember, all tour hosts are required to post reviews in addition to their creative content.
DJ Reads Books – #OwnVoices Reflection + Video Book Review (IG)
Blk Bookish – Dream Cast + #OwnVoices Reflection
A Warrior’s Library – Video Review + Theme Analysis (Blog)
Positively BriAna Reads – Blog Interview + Original Book Tag + Theme Analysis (IG)
Nox Reads – Reading Journal
Kay The Bookworm – Video Review + Favorite Quotes (IG)
Rae’s Reads and Review – Blog Interview + Theme Analysis + Cover Recreation
Bookin It With Ahtiya – Video Review + #OwnVoices Reflection (Blog) (IG)
One Page At a Time – Reading Vlog + #OwnVoices Reflection
Books Whit Me – Playlist + #OwnVoices Reflection
Cosmics N Reads – 15 Thoughts While Reading + Book Aesthetic
The Right Now – Playlist
Kali’s Bookish Rambles – Dream Cast + Playlist
Jen’s Book Den – Favorite Quotes (Blog)
The Plot Thickens – 15 Thoughts While Reading
Books with Brandie Shanae – Reading Vlog + #OwnVoices Reflection (IG)
Kandice Danielle – Video Review + #OwnVoices Reflection
Nox Reads – Video Review
Whitney Mouse – Book Recs on Mental Health + #OwnVoices Reflection
Books and Melanin – #OwnVoices Reflection + Cover Recreation
Beautiful Dawn Designs – Review (IG)
Bookish Ends – Favorite Quotes
The Socially Awkward Book Lover – #OwnVoices Reflection (IG)
All Books, All People – Book Recs
All I Ever Wanted Was the World – Review
Bri’s Book Nook – 15 Thoughts While Reading
One Page At a Time – Video Interview
Christina Hammonds Reed holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her short fiction has previously appeared in the Santa Monica Review. She lives in Hermosa Beach, CA.
The Black Kids
by Christina Hammonds Reed
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 1st, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Contemporary
Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the 1992 Rodney King Riots.
Los Angeles, 1992
Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of senior year and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer.
Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just one of the girls. She’s one of the black kids.
As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal. Even as her self-destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots. Even as the model black family façade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble. Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson.
With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us? And who is the them?