2019 . Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary . Kiley Reid
In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix's efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged.
G.P. Putnam's Sons
052554190X (ISBN13: 9780525541905)
6 months ago
Definitely a page turner - I’d put it in the category of “beach read plus.” I liked the double perspectives in this book, and how they highlight how white people often ignore the agency of the black people they’re trying to help in an attempt to soothe their own anxieties about race and class.
1 year ago
Jan ‘20 “Set in Philadelphia, the story centers around Emira Tucker, a black babysitter, and Alix Chamberlain, a white woman who employs Emira to watch her children. The story takes a turn when an incident at a local grocery store completely changes the course of both of their lives.” - Reese Witherspoon