Brittney Morris's remarkable, innovative, heart-pounding debut follows honors student Kiera Johnson, who is one of the only Black kids at her school. She's also the developer of a secret online multiplayer role-playing card game called SLAY, where Black gamers can duel as Nubian personas. But this is a secret no one knows — not her family, not her friends, and especially not her video game–hating boyfriend. When a dispute in the SLAY world enters the real world, ending in a murder, the game enters the mainstream media, labelled as exclusionist, racist, and violent. Kiera also has to deal with a troll who infiltrates the game anonymously, threatening to sue Kiera for "anti-white discrimination." Can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?
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