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Leah and Sasha are 17-year-old friends who had been close to one another since elementary school, but as the summer approaches they find their friendship tested in ways they never anticipated.

Following graduation, Sasha’s privileged life and perception of the world around her is suddenly altered when an old childhood friend persuades her to join in a campaign against an in
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Published October 5th 2020 by Rhetoric Askew, LLC
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Paula  Phillips
With the current state of BLM aka #BlackLivesMatter movement and the whole world going through a state of racism between whites and blacks. Our Friendship Matters by Kimberley B.Jones was one of those books that were published at the right time and focuses on the different movements and racism. Sasha, though African-American herself, with her parents wealthy - they decided to send her to a private school called Chester rather than the public school Eastview that her childhood friends and some ne ...more
Shiny  Jain
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
✍️This is a story of two friends addressing social injustice, systemic racism, and prejudice.
Leah and Sasha are 17-year-old friends who had been close to one another since elementary school, but as the summer approaches they find their friendship tested in ways they never anticipated.

✍️Following graduation, Sasha’s privileged life and perception of the world around her is suddenly altered when an old childhood friend persuades her to join in a campaign against an injustice after his best friend
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Our Friendship Matters is one of those coming of age books that should be in every school library.

Sasha is a black girl from a middle-class St Louis suburb. Her dad is a lawyer, her mom is a doctor, and they send her to the hoighty-toighty Chester Christian Academy. Sasha's best friend is filthy rich, Leah is a stuck-up white girl with a mean streak a mile wide, but Sasha adores her and puts up with her because that's what you do until the shark turns on you.



Some of the sly statements in this b
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Shakera
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our Friendship Matters is a beautiful coming-of-age story with a diverse cast of characters. This story could not have come at a better time as it addresses several pertinent issues today. Through Sasha’s and Leah’s friendship, the author shows the social problems that still need to be discussed within society.

One of the things I loved about this story is that Sasha’s parents are accomplished figures, whereas, in most stories like this, her family would be a struggling family from the “wrong” si
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Divya Mahajan
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our Friendship Matters by Kimberley B Jones is a coming of age YA novel that addresses several issues in today's times. Using the friendship of Sasha and Leah as backdrop of the plot or rather the centre of the story, the author shows the life of teenagers and issues troubling them on both side of the society- the privileged and not so privileged. The story and the lives of the 2 friends takes a turn when Sasha joins a group to protest violence against blacks which tests the boundaries of their ...more
Aditi
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is an easy to read story based on teenagers and throws light on the current issue of 'black life matters'. If you are looking for a light read which involves love, fun and drama then look no further. It definitely took me back to my school days..
Jewel Hart
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our Friendship Matters by Kimberley B. Jones is a thought-provoking teen and young adult book which comes under diversity and multicultural fiction. Simply told, this book has a message that needs to be read and discussed, as well as being a heart-warming tale.

Leah and Sasha are childhood friends. They’ve reached the age of 17 without ever paying attention to the color of their skin. Prom is finished and college awaits for them at the end of the summer holidays. Coming from wealthy homes, attend
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BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
This young adult story was just wonderful! I love the diverse characters and a poignant, timely storyline that will force you to look at things differently.

Leah and Sasha have been friends since they were young children. While the color of their skin is different, they have never noticed, until a young black man is killed. Their world completely changes on them. Sasha gets involved in protests, while Leah feels alone and left out. With their friendship changing, can these two mend their strained
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Erica
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is thought-provoking read for teens trying to make sense of the current tension between the black lives matter movement, and those who push back with the sentiment that "all lives matter." It is written from the perspectives of a private-schooled black teen and her very wealthy white friend. When the story first began, I had trouble connecting with the privileged, popular-girl lives of both of the main characters. However, I was quickly drawn in as the story shifted, and both girls had ...more
Nicole
A very timely YA book, covering a young girl who gets interested in BLM protesting because of a police shooting. Some of the members tactics make the main character, Sasha, uneasy. Book maintains an easy accessible tone. Leah's interactions with Sasha lent the story that extra pizzazz. Their disagreement offered the right blend of tension, humor, and sass.

Small nitpicks: author used celebrities on occasion to describe characters, even in the first chapter, and mostly I didn't get the references
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Peggy
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good read especially with what has been going on within the race issues.
Ben Rose
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great story from a great author. Any agent would be privileged to have her on board.
Power to the people.
Robert W. Easton
This is a heart wrenching novel of two privileged girls exploring opposite sides of BLM. The story starts brilliantly, setting up the girls motivations, and the ensuing drama follows naturally. Throughout the tale, the merits and arguments for and against the BLM movement are explored with deft hands. Timely and thought provoking.
Kimberley B. B.
Oct 14, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A contemporary ya novel about two friends struggling a friendship during an injustice of police brutality.

If you like books about social justice, friendship, or books that can change the world we live in today- you’re going to enjoy this book!

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