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by | Read by Kiersey Clemons, Michael Boatman, Alexandra Grey, Dominic Hoffman, Sisi Aisha Johnson

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Kiersey Clemons portrays high school honor student Kiera, who is the secret developer of SLAY, a popular online role-playing game aimed at celebrating black culture. When a gamer is killed in the real world due to an in-game conflict, SLAY is slammed by the media as racist. Clemons's portrayal of Kiera is youthful and emotional as she struggles with her real-world relationships, and gains ferocity as Kiera stands up for her creation and protects the community she's carved out for black gamers. A few chapters explore the perspectives of other characters, and several narrators are brought in to fully embody the diversity of the gamers who find so much meaning in a world that is unapologetically black. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9781508296065 $19.99

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