By Brittney Morris

Welcome to the world of SLAY. Kiera Johnson is the creator and game developer of a worldwide Black Panther-style virtual reality game called SLAY. Black gamers duel in a secret multiplayer Nubian online role-playing game. Kiera is a seventeen-year-old math tutor and honor student at Jefferson Academy where there are very few black students. Kiera’s gaming persona is a secret; not even her sister or boyfriend knows. When a Kansas City teen is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, her secret identity is threatened. A gamer troll accesses her game and threatens to sue Kiera for “anti-white discrimination.” Unless she agrees to a winner-takes-all battle, Kiera’s worlds are about to collide.

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Don’t Forget: In the box for Name, type in your first name, last initial, English teacher’s name, period you have English, and your school (all in a row with no spaces or punctuation). It will look like this: HarryPDumbledore6Hogwarts


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