A Good Kind of Trouble

By Grace, Age 12

One book that made me feel seen is A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée. One of the reasons this book made me feel seen is because I could see myself in the main character. The protagonist is an African American middle school girl like me.  I also related to her because I could understand her mindset. She has seen the activism from African Americans before her and wonders if she is not doing enough. She sees problems of racism still affecting her community and wants to stand up, but she is scared. I relate to that because I see examples of the world definitely not being perfect, but it is hard to know what to do about it. Sometimes I feel small, like whatever I try to do to fix it won’t make a difference. This book encouraged me to keep trying and showed me that even a small effort can make a difference. Overall, this book was a reflection of my thoughts and worries.

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