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5 out of 5 stars
By ashari on 03-01-17


loved it as an MSW grad student it was very insightful. As an black woman I found the book easy to relate to. The narrator's tone and volume was perfect.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nina on 12-04-16

Great content; horrible performance

I am very interested in the content of this text. However, the voice reading sounds like a computer which makes it very difficult to listen for long periods of time. I'd rather read the printed copy before wasting money on this audio book.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By lynette on 12-06-16

An enjoyable read and a pleasant narration!

Would you listen to Pushout again? Why?

Yes. Because I am a teacher who is interested in the subject matter, Black Girls and Education.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The statistics were compelling. I was not aware of the rates at which girls are placed in juvenile detention and the impact of this institutionalization on the quality of their lives. It was also interesting to hear about the causes that led to the girls' placement.

What does Kristyl Dawn Tift bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved her characterizations. I usually listen to fiction and although this is a information-rich non-fiction book, the moments when the author included the girls and administrators' narratives were very engaging. Tift's character choices were very strong and I wanted to hear more.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Lea on 06-04-18

Not great in audiobook format

If you’re looking for something to listen to... this is not the book for you. It reads like a robot is reading the book... and it’s more of a textbook than a novel. So you feel like a computer is lecturing you on social justice. Really painful. I’m interested in the topic but I think it’s the kind of book you need to handle and skim/jump to the sections that most interest you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lolasho 24 on 03-21-18

loved it!

I couldn't stop listening! As a teacher this book males me want to help all these girls get the education they deserve!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tami Dean on 02-27-18

Insightful and informative

As a father of 2 young black girls this book helps me help them deal with the outside worlds influences and how they can and will be perceived in life. The Indian was good often repetitive but relevant. Appendix A is a must use guide.

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