The Resource Slay, Brittney Morris

Slay, Brittney Morris

Label
Slay
Title
Slay
Statement of responsibility
Brittney Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the "downfall of the Black man." But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for "anti-white discrimination." Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?
Summary
An honors student at Jefferson Academy, seventeen-year-old Keira enjoys developing and playing Slay, a secret, multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until the two worlds collide
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804851
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Brittney
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schools
  • Video games
  • Role playing
  • High schools
  • Fantasy games
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • African Americans
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Slay, Brittney Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781444951721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Slay, Brittney Morris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781444951721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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