Such a Fun Age

September’s Equity Resource recommendation comes from Tangletown resident and Equity Committee member Juliana:

‘Kiley Reid’s “Such a Fun Age” is a page-turning novel that centers around the relationship between a well-intentioned white employer and their babysitter who is Black. Emira Tucker, the babysitter, is wrongly accused of kidnapping the toddler she cares for when she is out with the child. A bystander films the interaction between Emira and a security guard who threatens to call the police. After the event, Alix is set on helping Emira but does not consider Emira’s perspective or requests. Voted a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Vogue, and many others. “Such a Fun Age” was also shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. The book explores the layers of complexity in relationships related to race and privilege and is a meaningful, engaging, and fascinating read.’