By Monique W. Morris
When you read the description of Monique W. Morris’s ‘Pushout’, you see an alarming piece of information: “Just 16 percent of female students, Black Girls make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest.”
Why and how does this happen? Author Morris attempts to answer this question. Interviewing numerous girls, she relays their stories, introducing us to the girls and the tragic circumstances behind the statistics. This is a sad, and at times infuriating, book that needs to be read. Not only does it show these girls to be human, and bust the stereotypes we so often hear; it also shows the reader the intersection of racism and sexism in classrooms. Morris has given us a hard, but essential read.
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Reviewed by BiblioMecha