September 2019 Children's & Young Adult ALPA-Sourcebooks

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight
Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal

Age range 14+

*NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens category*

From #OwnVoices debut author duo Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones comes a page-turning and timely story about two teenage girls — one black, one white — who only have each other to get through the violent race riots enveloping their city over the course of one night.

Lena has killer style, an awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school.

When both girls attend the Friday night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.

They aren't friends. They hardly even understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.

'An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact.' — Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate You Give

'A vital addition to the YA race relations canon.' — Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

'I'm Not Dying With You Tonight is a powerful examination of privilege, and how friends are often found in surprising places. Jones and Segal have penned a page-turning debut, as timely as it is addictive.' — David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite

'An astounding achievement. This novel is an incendiary experience, one that does not shy away from difficult questions about privilege and violence. But Jones and Segal don't hold our hands to provide us easy answers; this is a book meant to be devoured in a single sitting and discussed for years to come.' — Mark Oshiro, Schneider Family Book Award Winner (2019) for Anger is a Gift