No Ashes in the Fire
Coming of Age Black & Free in AmericaBook - 2018
As a teenager, Moore was tall and awkward and constantly bullied for being gay. And one afternoon three boys from his neighborhood doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match. What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, poor, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? It wasn't until Darnell was pushed into the spotlight at a Newark rally after the murder of a young queer woman that he became a leading organizer with Black Lives Matter, a movement that recognized him and insisted that his life mattered. Here Moore gives voice to the rich, varied experiences of all those who survive on the edges of the margins. -- adapted from publisher info.
From Library Staff
A memoir by one of the nation’s leading Black Lives Matter activists that explores the intersectionality of race, sexual identify, poverty, and power. When Moore was fourteen, a group of his peers tried to set him on fire because of his sexual orientation/expression. No Ashes is Moore’s attempt t... Read More »
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