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From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it. With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.

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Bloomfield Public Library YA FIC Zoboi (Text)
Teen New Materials
52133300153265
Available
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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs YA Fic Zob (Text)
Teen Fiction
52138300262198
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Geneva Public Library YA ZOBOI (Text)
Ground Floor Teen Room New Books
52118301056922
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Livonia Public Library YA FIC ZOB (Text)
Young Adult Collection
52140300594968
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Macedon Public Library TEEN ZOB (Text)
Teen Fiction
52121300674810
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Naples Library YA FIC ZOB (Text)
Teen Fiction
52124300405391
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Newark Public Library YA FIUC ZOB (Text)
Teen Fiction
52125300896992
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Sodus Community Library YA FIC ZOB (Text)
Teen Corner
52148300545617
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica YA FIC ZOBO (Text)
Young Adult Fiction
52149100596230
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Victor Farmington Library YA ZOB (Text)
YA Fiction
52128300934649
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