This Side of Home
As the neighborhood begins to change from crime-ridden to hipster, twin high school students have different approaches to the changes. Maya is proud of the history in her neighborhood, while Nikki embraces the changes and the new people moving in.
This is a thoughtful presentation about gentrification and identity, and navigating race relationships as a person of color in the U.S. Maya reflects about issues ranging from school and community politics to college choices to friendships and dating.
"As if the words can't help themselves from spilling out of my mouth, I say, 'I'm not supposed to like you.' "
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