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Accountable : the true story of a racist social media account and the teenagers whose lives it changed / Dashka Slater.

Slater, Dashka, (author.).

Summary:
"NOT FUNNY. 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 city 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 that 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 begin and 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." -- Provided by dustjacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374314347
  • ISBN: 0374314349
  • Physical Description: 480 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-480).
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12 Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.
Awards Note:
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2024.
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Racism in education > California > Juvenile literature.
Educational accountability > California > Juvenile literature.
Social media > California > Influence > Juvenile literature.
Albany High School (Albany, Calif.) > Juvenile literature.
African American students > California > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Minority high school students > California > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Discrimination in education > California > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. (Show preferred library)

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Y 371.829 SLA 2023 (Text) 31001101899699 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -


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