Anger Is a Gift (2020)

Anger Is a Gift A story of resilience and loss love and family Mark Oshiro s Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression Six years ago Moss Jeffe
  • Title: Anger Is a Gift
  • Author: Mark Oshiro
  • ISBN: 9781250167026
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro s Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression.Six years ago, Moss Jefferies father was murdered by an Oakland police officer Along with losing a parent, the media s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near cA story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro s Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression.Six years ago, Moss Jefferies father was murdered by an Oakland police officer Along with losing a parent, the media s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks.Now, in his sopho year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school New rules Random locker searches Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, 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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    1. Official blurb 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.

    2. The best way I can describe this book is Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby ETA Actually, I m going with Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH I think there are Q TPoC in this book alone than in all of YA combined well, excepting CB Lee s awesome SIDEKICK series, maybe , and the fact that that s in a social justice book about police brutality s a really nice thing to imagine how many people are going to feel seen by this book [...]

    3. This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of one of his best friends, and a gender nonconforming best friend Set in Oakland, Oshiro s book shines when it comes not just to highlighting oppression, but also in highlighting the liberal white world that can so com [...]

    4. Official Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece If you ever set it down when reading which, believe me, you won t want to , you will have to let out a breath because it s that incredible but also ohmygoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

    5. remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it s going to fucking rock.

    6. More than two years ago, during the Mark Does Stuff Tour 2015, I got to meet Mark Oshiro in Brussels x I actually sat right next to him in a quaint caf as he read us a chapter of the story that went on to become this book I am so glad and excited that Anger Is a Gift has finally become a reality that I can hold in my hands soon.

    7. This book is good, and important, and devastating It started slow and light, but this sense of unease crept in at about the 1 3 mark and by halfway through the hits just kept coming, and I basically stayed up and read until I passed out.I hesitate to say much about this because I don t want to spoil it, but you know that thing going around about and I paraphrase I don t know how to explain to you why you should care about other people This book does a really good job explaining it without holdi [...]

    8. This book was excellent and brutal and so, so necessary On some level I m actually surprised it s even getting published because of how honest it is about police violence and protest it s definitely gonna cause some pearl clutching, which is some of the highest praise I can give it I can t wait to talk about it with folks There s so much I want to say but can t yet because I don t want to spoil this I will say that I especially appreciated the scenes of community and of community organizing Comm [...]

    9. TW police brutality Stories like this are important now than they ever have been before Stories that tell the truth of what the world is really like for those who are not born with a certain characteristics that society has deemed superior Stories that unapologetically say that black and brown lives matter Stories that bring youth to the forefront Kids have been leaders of the social justice battles that plague our world and not only is it time that adults start listening to us it is time that [...]

    10. This book was AMAZING Such a compelling and somehow addictive read Representation on so many fronts race, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental illness, and ability Not only is this a story that needs to be told about police violence and force against kids and protesters, it s a story that s told so well with characters that leap off the page Just wow.

    11. After I finished this I had to lie down for a while to recover Brutal, gorgeous, true The characters are real enough to leap off the page, their relationships an intricate network that feels like an actual lived community The first third is good, the rest is PHENOMENAL I cried nonstop for the last 70 pages or so.

    12. It s officialwe ve reached the point where contemporary realistic and dystopian genres are difficult to distinguish from one another, in a good way.

    13. Sometime soon I m going to find the words to talk about how much I loved this book It s astonishingly good.

    14. A heart rending, vital book I m so glad to have the character of Moss in my life, to cherish and admire and hurt along with.

    15. I don t even know what to say I don t know how to articulate my feelings about this book It s so good and so powerful and just everything.

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