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Who Put This Song On? - Morgan Parker

Who Put This Song On?

Hardcover Available: 24th September 2019
ISBN: 9780525707516
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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"Unflinchingly irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreakingly honest." —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X

In the vein of powerful reads like The Hate U Give and Girl in Pieces, comes poet Morgan Parker's pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored.

Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, seventeen-year-old Morgan knows why she's in therapy. She can't count the number of times she's been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her "weird" outfits, and been told she's not "really" black. Also, she's spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there's that, too.

Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat--and it's telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself?

Loosely based on her own teenage life and diaries, this incredible debut by award-winning poet Morgan Parker will make readers stand up and cheer for a girl brave enough to live life on her own terms--and for themselves.

"Morgan Parker put THIS song on--and I hope it never turns off." —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

"It's perfect." --Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.


"A funny, clever, wild ride of a story about growing up and breaking free." —Kirkus, starred 

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Praise for Who Put This Song On?

"This fresh read provides a positive and inclusive take on mental health and wellness and offers readers some tools to survive on their own." -- Booklist, Starred Review

"A funny, clever, wild ride of a story about growing up and breaking free." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Drawing on her own teen experiences, Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce for adults) adroitly touches upon matters of respectability and 'presentableness, ' stigmas against discussing mental health issues in the black community and among young adults, and internalized and societal racism." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Poignant yet humorous." -Essence

"At turns funny and frank, Morgan Parker's Who Put This Song On? is a must-read in contemporary YA." --Bustle.com

"Parker has rendered a brilliant debut of black girlhood and mental health, at turns unflinchingly irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreakingly honest." --Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X

"It's rare to find a book that aptly balances the comedy and tragedy of being human. Morgan Parker put THIS song on--and I hope it never turns off." --Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

"As a weird, depressed, Radiohead-obsessed black post-teen myself, it's clear Morgan ripped my heart out and splattered it across the pages of this book. It's perfect." --Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.


Praise for Magical Negro

"Parker writes of the black experience not as an antidote or opposite to whiteness, but a culture and community where irreplicable nuances are created in spite of, not because of, pain and trauma." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"2019 justly belongs to Morgan Parker . . . [she] is one of this generation's best minds." --Danez Smith, T Magazine

"Nothing short of triumphant." --NYLON

"A desperately urgent work of poetry." --Booklist

"Morgan Parker's poetry is vital, in both senses of the word. Her most recent collection, There Are Things More Beautiful Than Beyonce, was an absolute knockout a breathtaking exploration of black womanhood, culture both pop and past, bodies, minds." --Literary Hub

ISBN: 9780525707516
ISBN-10: 0525707514
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Available: 24th September 2019
Publisher: DELACORTE
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.45

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