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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I understand so much about why Black girls do things and behave certain ways which will make me a more empathetic educator. This book made me want to go do something about all of the injustice right now!
This should be standard reading for all educators, especially those serving disenfranchised youth. I will also be buying the printed version.