The Cost of Knowing (Paperback)Brittney Morris (author)
From the acclaimed author of SLAY, comes a gripping novel, about brothers, grief, and what it means to be a young Black man in America. For fans of Dear Martin and They Both Die at the End.
Sixteen year old Alex Rufus lives with his younger brother, Isaiah, in a quiet neighbourhood in Chicago. But recently their neighbours have started calling the cops on anyone who doesn't look like their version of safe.
Alex starts avoiding his neighbourhood by taking on more shifts at the local ice-cream shop, Scoops, and spending time with his girlfriend, Talia. But when Alex picks up an old family photo, everything changes: he has an intense vision that Isaiah might die.
Alex wants to save Isaiah, but he knows the dangers of the future. How will he protect his brother when the street they grew up on doesn't feel like home anymore?
A story that speaks to hard truths about race, prejudice, and the inherent injustice that permeates the world we live in.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm
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As much as I loved this authors debut, this was orders of magnitude better. It has this magical realism element that I was hooked on from the start and mix in with the sprinkle of racial tension and this is explosive.... More
“I'll read anything Brittney Morris write & you should too.”
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