You should read: Like Home by Louisa Onome

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This debut touches on the realities of gentrification, the importance of community, and what it means to be part of a strong one, all while being a touching coming-of-age story. Fans of All American will note the similarities in how dynamics change when you move for different opportunities, like Spencer James does, and how things aren’t always the same when you return to your old neighborhood, which we witness in the new season. With a widely diverse cast, a fiercely loyal main character in Chinelo, and a beautifully-painted, nostalgic tribute to a special neighborhood, Like Home will be an easy favorite.

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