Queen's Reads: Get your copy of "Other Side of the Game" by Amanda Parris
"I don’t think you can expect society to change if you’re not ready to take the first step."
In the 1970s Beverly walks into an office of Black activists, wanting to join the Movement, and has to prove she’s committed enough to fight. Some forty years later, in the Hip Hop Generation, Nicole reunites with her ex-boyfriend on a basketball court, wondering where he’s been, when a police officer stops them.
In this striking debut, Amanda Parris turns the spotlight on the Black women who organize communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and battle institutions, living each day by a ride-or-die philosophy, strengthening their voices and demanding to be heard.
Each year students, staff, and faculty chose a book for our community to read together in order to encourage people to listen to and be inspired by underrepresented voices and stories. This year features Amanda Parris', "Other Side of the Game".
A free copy of this book is available for all Queen’s students, faculty, and staff. Visit our Book Pickup and Download page for instructions on how to get your free copy.
If you require the book in an alternate format for accessibility purposes, please contact the Adaptive Technology Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the book and the Queen’s reads program, please see their website.