This is My America

This is My America

Kim Johnson

Pub: July 28, 2020

Random House Books for Young Readers


Dear Martin meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting YA novel that explores the racist inequalities in the American justice system. Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time—her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive as the racist history of their town is unearthed?