Punching the Air

Punching the Air Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Product details

Listening Length 4 hours and 29 minutes
Author Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
Narrator Ethan Herisse
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date September 01, 2020
Publisher HarperAudio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B08FLJMWBV
Best Sellers Rank #470 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Crime Fiction for Teens
#1 in Teen Fiction on Violence
#2 in Teen & Young Adult Law & Crime Stories

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Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A power narrative about Instutionalized racism and rising above it.
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020
This is a YA story about Amal Shahid, who is a black Muslim accused of beating his white classmate into a coma. He stands trial and is convicted by everyone, and sentenced to juvie.

Amal is an artist, he has aspirations to go to an art college and make a living out of making art. But when he is convicted, he feels all of that has slipped through his fingers.

This book is extremely powerful and intense and I really loved it. It had a steady rhythm in both the points of systematic racism that this book touches upon, as well as the Amal's emotional narrative about his heritage. This touched upon many things that are currently being brought to light in the Black Lives Matter movement and this is extremely relevant to our time.

I do love this but being that this is a book told completely in verse I think its powerful narrative could have been amplified further if I had consumed it as an audio book rather than in physical book form. As much as I love this book, it is definitely meant to be heard and not seen. These verses follow that of spoken word poetry and I might consume it again in the future through my ears rather than through my eyes.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 29, 2020
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2020
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