Who Put This Song On?
Who Put This Song On?

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?

Loosely based on her own teenage life and diaries, this incredible debut by award-winning poet Morgan Parker will make readers stand up and cheer for a girl brave enough to live life on her own terms--and for themselves.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up

Who Put This Song On? follows a black, depressed, 17-year-old teen named Morgan Parker. She is one of the few black teenagers at her Christian high school and has had many instances where she’s the only black kid who participates in after-school activities such as sleepovers and hanging out.  Morgan has to put up with racist comments and often feels like an outsider because of her race.

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