The Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead

The school is just a mask for what is effectively a cruel, racist and inhumane holding pen for boys under the age of 18. Punishments include solitary confinement, physical and sexual, abuse, food rationing and extremely severe beatings at ‘The Whitehouse’, from which a number of boys never return.

The Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half explores identity and race in post war America. Brit Bennett proves once again that she is a masterful storyteller, engaging her readers from the beginning to the end.