Spring 2023

Not Talking about You

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Kevin heronJones has written this book to reflect his and other young Black people’s experiences with racism in school.

He sees an urgent need to talk about how young people exhibit racist behavior, to portray it honestly, and to explore how young people can confront it and speak out.

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On pre-order until 01/01/2023
On pre-order until 01/01/2023
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity
Copyright 2023
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058190, YAF058030, YAF058020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

The straightforward language and conversational tone make it a good choice for reluctant readers. An accessible work, ideal for starting discussions on navigating racial bias and stereotyping."—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Kevin heronJones

Kevin heronJones is a youth basketball coach, journalist, actor, lecturer, and award-winning performance poet. His poetry book titles include Vision, I AM a Child of the SUN, and Telephone Love. He lives in Milton, Ontario.