A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro's Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression
Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media' s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks.
Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.
When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.
This powerful audiobook is a must-listen for every American who places critical value on social justice.
Schneider Family Book Award, Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year, Lambda Literary Award - Nominee
He saw the lights first. Blue and red, flashing in a regular pattern. Lots of them, scattered south of the station in the parking lot, and he couldn’t help himself.
Moss had boarded the train in San Francisco that afternoon...
Tor Teen Presents: Empathy Over Stigma
An intimate and candid conversation on mental health representation in YA, featuring authors Mark Oshiro (author of Anger is a Gift and Each of Us a Desert), TJ Klune (author of The Extraordinaries), and Lauren Shippen (author of The Infinite Noise and A Neon Darkness).Share This