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Pushout : the criminalization of Black girls in schools / Monique W. Morris.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 371.82996 MORRIS (Text) 37500004354524 Nonfiction In transit -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 371.829 MOR (Text) 39391006733883 Nonfiction In transit -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 371.8299 MOR (Text) 34330513023284 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620970942
  • ISBN: 1620970945
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-277).
Formatted Contents Note:
Struggling to survive -- A blues for Black girls when the "attitude" in enuf -- Jezebel in the classroom -- Learning to lockdown -- Repairing relationships, rebuilding connections -- Appendix A. Girls, we got you! A Q&A for girls, parents, community members, and educators ; Resources for African American girls -- Appendix B. Alternatives to punishment.
Summary, etc.:
"Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school. Black girls represent 16 percent of female students but almost half of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. For four years Monique W. Morris, author of Black Stats, chronicled 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. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American girls > Education.
African American girls > Social conditions.
Discrimination in education > United States.
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.

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