The “powerful” (Michelle Alexander) exploration—featured by The Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, and others—of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools
In a work that Lisa Delpit calls “imperative reading,” Monique W. Morris (Black Stats, Too Beautiful for Words) chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Called “compelling” and “thought-provoking” by Kirkus Reviews, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.
Called a book “for everyone who cares about children” by the Washington Post, Morris’s illumination of these critical issues is “timely and important” (Booklist) at a moment when Black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Praised by voices as wide-ranging as Gloria Steinem and Roland Martin, and highlighted for the audiences of Elle and Jet right alongside those of EdWeek and the Leonard Lopate Show, Pushout is a book that “will stay with you long after you turn the final page” (Bookish).
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Monique W. Morris is co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and is the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.
Table of Contents
Mankaprr Conteh Melissa Harris-Perry xiii
1 Struggling to Survive 16
2 A Blues for Black Girls When the "Attitude" Is Enuf 56
3 Jezebel in the Classroom 96
4 Learning on Lockdown 135
5 Repairing Relationships, Rebuilding Connections 170
Appendix A Girls, We Got You! 199
A Q A for Girls, Parents, Community Members, and Educators 199
Resources and Programs for African American Girls 221
Appendix B Alternatives to Punishment 225
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