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When you look like us
Physical Description:
356 pages ; 22 cm
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.--Publisher's description.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14-up.

12 years and up.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]