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The Bookshelf: Feb. 4, 2016

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Pushout.

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PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

by Monique W. Morris

“The concept of the “school-to-prison” pipeline has long dominated discourse about the relationship of the education and juvenile justice systems, especially where young people of color are concerned. Morris (Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century, 2014), the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, builds on previous work in which she discussed the way that “the ‘pipeline framework’ has been largely developed from the conditions and experiences of males.” … Rather than help uplift these girls, however, Morris argues that the public school system participates in their further marginalization through zero-tolerance–type discipline policies … The personal stories at the heart of the author’s discussion create a compelling study that puts a human face on both suffering and statistics. … A powerful and thought-provoking book of social science.”

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