Black girls represent 16 percent of female students but almost half of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories, Pushout [explores] a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.
In a work that has rapidly become "imperative reading" (Lisa Delpit) on education, gender, and juvenile justice, Morris chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged, and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.
Monique W. Morris is President/CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. She is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and social justice scholar-advocate. Her books include Black Stats and Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues (all from The New Press).