Q: What is your favorite diverse book or what is one you've been wanting to read?
Who Put This Song On? first caught my eye at Book Con back in June due to it being a diverse book and having to do (at least somewhat) with music. I didn't realize at the time, but it also deals with mental health & depression in a realistic & honest light. This officially came out last week on September 24th and its worth picking up. Check the summary below.
I decided to bring this book with me to my favorite music venue over the summer, Jones Beach Theatre on Long Island, NY! The stage is literally in the ocean. If it's high tide and a full moon, the water will come up & your feet wet in the orchestra section. Its an experience unlike any other.
Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, seventeen-year-old Morgan knows why she’s in therapy. She can’t count the number of times she’s been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her “weird” outfits, and been told she’s not “really” black. Also, she’s spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there’s that, too.
Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat—and it’s telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself?
Life may be a never-ending hamster wheel of agony, but Morgan finds her crew of fellow outcasts, blasts music like there’s no tomorrow, discovers what being black means to her, and finally puts her mental health first. She decides that, no matter what, she will always be intense, ridiculous, passionate, and sometimes hilarious. After all, darkness doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Darkness is just real.
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