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Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman
by Kristen R. Lee

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    List Price: $18.99
    Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9780593309155
    Imprint: Crown Books for Young Readers
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    A striking debut novel about racism on elite college campuses. Fans of Dear White People will embrace this activist-centered contemporary novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.

    Savannah Howard sacrificed her high school social life to make sure she got into a top college. Her sights were set on an HBCU, but when she is accepted to the ivy-covered walls of Wooddale University on a full ride, how can she say no?

    Wooddale is far from the perfectly manicured community it sells on its brochures, though. Savannah has barely unpacked before she comes face to face with microagressions stemming from racism and elitism. Then Clive Wilmington’s statue is vandalized with blackface. The prime suspect? Lucas Cunningham, Wooddale’s most popular student and son of a local prominent family. Soon Savannah is unearthing secrets of Wooddale’s racist history. But what’s the price for standing up for what is right? And will telling the truth about Wooddale’s past cost Savannah her own future?

    A stunning, challenging, and timely debut about racism and privilege on college campuses.