Kiki in the Middle
Kiki is a teen artist living with her Greek-American family in Queens. After a man with mental illness is killed by police, protests fill the streets. Kiki's into art, not activism, and would rather observe from the sidelines than participate, but she reluctantly joins her friends on a march. She is shocked when a protester lifts up a photograph of her brother, Stavros, and one word—#Murderer. Stavros, a police rookie in his first week on the job, says he was just defending himself. But Kiki's friends, and thousands of protesters, news reporters, and politicians, say he should be in jail. Kiki must decide who to believe, and what to do about it. Even artists can't stand on the sidelines forever.
* Reviews *
"An entry point for reluctant readers to explore the personal side of social justice issues." —Kirkus