The Boy in the Black Suit

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An honor recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Non-Violent Social Change, Jason Reynolds’ The Boy In The Black Suit is a YA novel about Matthew, a young African-American teen coming to terms with the death of his mother. It’s a quiet book, slow-paced and thoughtful. All the characters we meet in the book are Black, including Love, the girl that Matthew falls for, his friend Chris, Mr. Ray who employs him at the funeral home, and the other assortment of characters that Matthew comes across as he attempts to navigate his emotions.

 

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