Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (Paperback)

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By Monique Morris, Mankaprr Conteh (Foreword by), Melissa Harris-Perry (Foreword by)
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August, Education:  Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - guest, Dr. Yvonne Murray-Larrier - Paperback | Audiobook Ebook

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The powerful (Michelle Alexander) exploration--featured by The Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, and others--of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools

In a work that Lisa Delpit calls imperative reading, Monique W. Morris (Black Stats, Too Beautiful for Words) chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged--by teachers, administrators, and the justice system--and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Called compelling and thought-provoking by Kirkus Reviews, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.

Called a book for everyone who cares about children by the Washington Post, Morris's illumination of these critical issues is timely and important (Booklist) at a moment when Black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Praised by voices as wide-ranging as Gloria Steinem and Roland Martin, and highlighted for the audiences of Elle and Jet right alongside those of EdWeek and the Leonard Lopate Show, Pushout is a book that will stay with you long after you turn the final page (Bookish).

About the Author

Monique W. Morris is President/CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. She is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and social justice scholar-advocate. Her books include Black Stats and Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620973424
ISBN-10: 1620973421
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English