This Is My America (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: July 27, 2020
The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.
Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time--her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy's older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a "thug" on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town's racist history that still haunt the present?
Fans of Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Jason Reynolds won't want to miss this provocative and gripping debut.
About the Author
KIM JOHNSON is a young adult author and Assistant Vice Provost dedicated to student success, access, equity, and inclusion. She holds a B.S. in Ethnic Studies degree from the University of Oregon and an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, where she researched high-achieving Black students' racial identity development and academic self-efficacy. Her debut novel, THIS IS MY AMERICA, explores racial injustice against innocent Black men criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two kids. Visit her at kcjohnsonwrites.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kcjohnsonwrites.