New York Magazine

6. Read Nightcrawl­ing

- Poetic injustice in a debut novel. emma alpern

Knopf, June 7.

Kiara, 17, is trying to make a life in the East Oakland flat she shares with her mostly absent older brother, who dreams of rap stardom; she just wants to scrape by but gets entangled with the deeply corrupt local police. By Leila Mottley, Oakland’s 2018 youth poet laureate.

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