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Anger Is a Gift

Anger Is a Gift (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Oshiro, Mark

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From popular Hugo Award-nominated social media personality and critic Oshiro comes a story about the struggles of today's teens finding power to overcome racial and economic obstacles, following a boy from Oakland as he falls in love amidst the chaos of modern America.

ISBN 9781250167033
Barcode 9781250167033
Published 7 May 2019 by Tor Teen
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250167033
ISBN-10 1250167035
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Tor Teen
Imprint Tor Teen
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Oshiro, Mark
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Teenage Romance
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Teenagers, High schools, Heroes, Anger, Anger in adolescence
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 962587

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Description of this Book

Moss Jeffries is many things--considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else--someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night. And most of all, he wishes he didn't feel so stuck. Moss can't even escape at school--he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations--it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals. Something will have to change--but who will listen to a group of teens? When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Schneider Family Book Award (Teen) 2019
NZ Review Anger is a Gift is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together. --Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End Raw, unflinching, and full of heart. Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. --Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before I Let Go Anger Is a Gift should be required reading in high schools everywhere. --Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Bird in the Sky This debut novel provides a riveting, devastatingly realistic portrayal of the criminalization of marginalized groups and an unwavering examination of the lasting impact of bigotry. His teenage characters have authentic intersectional depth and are developed beyond the various ways society labels them: black, Latinx, disabled, Muslim, asexual, nonbinary, gay, lesbian...the narrative is compelling, providing a new and noteworthy account that continues the conversation and depiction of society's opposition to otherness. This is not to be missed and should be placed in a prominent position in every library serving teens. -- Voya, Jewel Davis. An emotional roller-coaster. --Publishers Weekly A masterful debut rich with intersectional nuance and grass-roots clarity, Anger is a Gift is hella precious, hella dope. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review Anger Is a Gift, and so is Oshiro's arresting, nuanced work. --Shelf Awareness, starred review A strong addition to the current wave of excellent social justice-themed contemporary realistic titles. Give this to fans of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give. --School Library Journal, starred review Oshiro's novel asks both its characters and its readers what to do next. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Author's Bio

MARK OSHIRO is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where they analyze book and TV series. They were the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015, and are the President of the Con or Bust Board of Directors. When not writing/recording reviews or editing, Oshiro engages in social activism online and offline. Anger Is a Gift is their acclaimed debut YA contemporary fiction novel.

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