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Allies : real talk about showing up, screwing up, and trying again  Cover Image Book Book

Allies : real talk about showing up, screwing up, and trying again / edited by Shakirah Bourne & Dana Alison Levy.

Bourne, Shakirah, (editor.). Levy, Dana Alison, (editor.).


Presents a collection of seventeen essays that explore what being an ally is, needing an ally, and showing up for friends and strangers.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744039917
  • ISBN: 0744039916
  • Physical Description: 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-225).
Formatted Contents Note:
Dana's absolutely perfect fail-safe no mistakes guaranteed way to be an ally / by Dana Alison Levy -- An open letter to the young Black queer / by Cam Montgomery -- Hey kid, choose your battles / by Eric Smith -- Round and round we go / by Kayla Whaley -- This is what it feels like / by A.J. Sass -- A bus, a poster, and a mirror / by Brendan Kiely -- Travel logs of a Black Caribbean woman: embracing the glitches / by Shakirah Bourne -- Stutter buddy / by Derick Brooks -- Unsafe space / by Adiba Jaigirdar -- Dismantling judgment / by Lizzie Huxley-Jones -- "Why didn't anyone else say anything?" / by Naomi and Natalie Evans -- From author, to ally, to co-conspirator / by I.W. Gregorio -- Lupe / by Aida Salazar -- "Did you know Gandhi was racist?" / by Sharan Dhaliwal -- Lifting as she climbs / by Andrea L. Rogers -- Counting on Esteban / by Marietta B. Zacker.
As an ally, you use your power-- no matter how big or small-- to support others. You learn, and try, and mess up, and try harder. In this collection of true stories, critically acclaimed YA authors get real about being an ally, needing an ally, and showing up for friends and strangers. From raw stories of racism and invisible disability to powerful moments of passing the mic, these authors share their truths and invite you to think about your own experiences and choices. Self-reflection prompts, resources, journaling ideas, and further reading suggestions help you find out what you can do. Because we are all in this together. And we all need allies. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Equality.
Social movements.
Genre: Young adult.

Available copies

  • 30 of 30 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 30 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA 305 ALL 2021 (Text) 0002206337921 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 305 ALL 2021 (Text) 0002206337913 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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