Free Book Friday: Locked Out

Enter to win our new Locked Out high-low series by acclaimed author Patrick Jones. Bridge, a book in his previous The Alternative series, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

This urban fiction series features diverse characters and is set in cities around the US. Locked Out explores the complex ways that parental incarceration affects teens, from physical absence to family histories of crime to stigmas and emotional health.

Research has shown parental incarceration to be associated with poor academic achievement, involvement in delinquency and gang-related activities, violence, and eventually adult criminal behavior. These books offer accessible, relatable stories of teens dealing with the significant challenges that an estimated 1.7 million children of incarcerated parents in the US face.

If you’d like to win  Locked Out, please leave a comment on this post (including your first and last name), or tweet this line: Free Book Friday! RT to win LOCKED OUT by @PatrickJonesYA from @LernerBooks.

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, March 27, so check the blog then to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!

One thought on “Free Book Friday: Locked Out

  1. Anonymous

    We have a federal prison that is in the vicinity of our school district, and many families that are living in the area to be near their parents who are incarcerated. This would be such a great resource to be able to share these books with the kids. Thanks for the chance.

    Gloria Wilson

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