When You Look Like Us

When You Look Like Us

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"A high-speed story that will draw teens in and keep them turning pages until they reach the unpredictable and thrilling ending. A must for YA collections." (School Library Journal)

A 2022 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work nominee and a 2022 Edgar Award nominee, this timely, gripping teen novel is about a boy who must take up the search for his sister when she goes missing from a neighborhood where Black girls' disappearances are too often overlooked, from debut author Pamela Harris. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Tiffany D. Jackson.

When you look like us--brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades--everyone else thinks you're trouble. No one even blinks twice over a missing Black girl from public housing because she must've brought whatever happened to her upon herself. I, Jay Murphy, can admit that, for a minute, I thought my sister Nicole just got caught up with her boyfriend--a drug dealer--and his friends. But she's been gone too long. Nic, where are you?

If I hadn't hung up on her that night, she would be at our house, spending time with Grandma.

If I was a better brother, she'd be finishing senior year instead of being another name on a missing persons list.

It's time to step up, to do what the Newport News police department won't.

Bring her home.

Also a 2022 ILA Notable Book for a Global Society Award winner!



Author: Pamela N. Harris
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Published: 02/08/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.89h x 4.55w x 0.97d
ISBN: 9780062945907
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511862 / When You Look Like Us

Award: Golden Kite - Winner
Award: Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production - Winner