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Simon Pulse,
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First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 13
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019! "Gripping and timely." -- People "The YA debut we're most excited for this year." -- Entertainment Weekly "A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge that'll keep you down for the count. Prepare to BE slain." --Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out Ready Player One meets The Hate U Give in this dynamite debut novel that follows a fierce teen game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther -inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents for Black gamers. By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the "downfall of the Black man." But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for "anti-white discrimination." Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?
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Grouped Work ID40c833a2-48ec-69a4-44ad-e52432423e3a
Grouping Titleslay
Grouping Authormorris brittney
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-02-20 04:11:40AM
Last Indexed2020-02-20 04:17:11AM

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Mountain Road Library - Young Adult Fiction
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display_descriptionAn honors student at Jefferson Academy, seventeen-year-old Keira enjoys developing and playing Slay, a secret, multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until the two worlds collide.
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ils:a1630753BookBooksFirst Simon Pulse hardcover edition.EnglishSimon Pulse, 2019.321 pages ; 22 cm
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fiction
Fantasy games -- Fiction
Fantasy games -- Juvenile fiction
High schools -- Fiction
High schools -- Juvenile fiction
Role playing -- Fiction
Role playing -- Juvenile fiction
Schools -- Fiction
Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Video games -- Fiction
Video games -- Juvenile fiction
title_fullSlay / Brittney Morris
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Dating (Social customs)
Fantasy games
High schools
Role playing
Video games