Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Available At: AIES, Challenger, Chinook Trail (MS), DCC (MS), Eagleview, Encompass Heights, Explorer, Foothills, Frontier, Legacy Peak, Mountain Ridge, Prairie Hills, The da Vinci Academy, Timberview, Woodmen-Roberts

Categories : Anti-Police, Cursing, Politics, Racism, Violence, Whiteness

Description: A young, racially mixed girl, struggles to identify her race amidst racially-charged incidents in her school and community.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains mild profanity; controversial racial commentary; controversial social commentary including police brutality and gun control activism; and mild violence.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 99: “Guns only create more problems.”

Page 287: They asked about you-like maybe you always kept guns hidden in the pockets of your recital dresses!”

Page 300: Activists are screaming. Police brutality. Child endangerment. And apparently, Black Lives Matter has put me at the top of its list!

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