Concrete Kids

Pocket Change Collective

Written by Amyra Leon

Told in verse, musician, playwright, and educator Amyra Leon takes readers on a journey through the childhood and adolescence that made her who she is today. Ending up in foster care in Harlem, New York, she navigates what it was like growing up in that kind of situation as well as love, loss, mourning, systematic racism, self-love, and resilience. She also explores the joy of finding an adoptive, loving parent. Short, touching, and succinct, this quick, easy read will appeal to readers who are interested in the artist or the topics the artist discusses.

Reviewed by Jessica Moody, Library Technology Coach, Olympus Jr. High School
Review shared in December 2021
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 8-12

Concrete Kids
Written by Amyra Leon
Penguin Workshop
96 pages
Release Date: October 13, 2020
ISBN: 9780593095195 
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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