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Judy Juanita’s newest book ‘The High Price of Freeways’ explores the changing Black experience in Oakland

Award-winning poet, novelist and playwright Judy Juanita had the official launch for her newest book of short stories on July 16 at SweetFingers Jamaican Restaurant in East Oakland. The book, titled “The High Price of Freeways,” is co-winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award. The collection of stories chronicles the changes of the Black experience in Oakland, from the Great Migration to today.