Accountable: The True Story Of A Racist Social Media Account And The Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed

ISBN-10: 0374314349
ISBN-13: 9780374314347
Author: Slater, Dashka
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: August 2023

Copyright: 2023

Page Count: 496

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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 1000L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 13.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Bullying *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / School & Education *

From the New York Times- bestselling author of The 57 Bus comes Accountable , a propulsive and thought-provoking new young adult narrative nonfiction book about the revelation of a racist social media account that changes everything for a group of high school students and begs the question: What does it mean to be held accountable for harm that takes place behind a screen? When a high school student started a private Instagram account that used racist and sexist memes to make his friends laugh, he thought of it as .edgy. humor. Over time, the edge got sharper. Then a few other kids found out about the account. Pretty soon, everyone knew. Ultimately no one in the small town of Albany, California, was safe from the repercussions of the account.s discovery. Not the girls targeted by the posts. Not the boy who created the account. Not the group of kids who followed it. Not the adults.educators and parents.whose attempts to fix things too often made them worse. In the end, no one was laughing. And everyone was left asking: Where does accountability end for online speech that harms? And what does accountability even mean? Award-winning and New York Times' bestselling author Dashka Slater has written a must-read book for our era that explores the real-world consequences of online choices.
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