Why We Fly

Kimberly Jones (Author) Gilly Segal (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

From the New York Times bestselling authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight comes a heartfelt story about two teen girls—one black, one white—whose friendship is tested by an act of rebellion against systemic racism.

With challenges undermining their friendship, Eleanor and Chanel must navigate their senior year in a time of uncertainty. When the cheer squad decides to take a knee at the season's first football game, their act of rebellion has disastrous consequences. Chanel, who is black, is singled out as the ringleader and is the only student suspended from school. Eleanor, however, starts a relationship with star quarterback Three, who may or may not have her back as other students protest their school's actions. A bittersweet, sometime humorous, but always compelling look at issues of friendship, privilege, sports, and race.

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SKU 137870
ISBN 9781728276076
Language English
Lexile ® Measure HL 780L
Page Count 320
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Young Adult Novels
Additional Contributor Gilly Segal
Primary Contributor Kimberly Jones
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire