It's a book discussion (#thegreatteenread) solely on Instagram! We post a picture or a video of the month's teen title and you leave your comments. This month we will be reading the novel-in-verse "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam.
Amal Shahid is an artist and a poet. He attends a diverse art school, but is constantly seen as disruptive, belligerent, and unattentive.
This fact doesn't help his cause when he is accused of seriously injuring a white teen. Suddenly, at 16, Amal is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. This is a story of how Amal uses his art to combat his anger and despair in order to turn his life into something more.