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Author: Monique W. Morris Narrator: Kristyl Dawn Tift Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781515981688
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Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school. Just sixteen percent of female students, black girls make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. For four years Monique W. Morris chronicled 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. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond.

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  • Morris's work, buttressed by appalling statistics and scholarly studies, is supplemented by two useful appendices . . . and a list of community resources. Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Monique W. Morris is co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and is the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.