Kathrin Schrocke

White Tears

Weisse Traenen

Is that racist already, or what?

Lenni and Serkan are best friends. Until the new classmate Benjamin shows up, almost breaks up the theatre group, criticises a popular teacher and openly denounces racism. Lenni’s world turns upside down. Suddenly he has to take a stand. But for whom? Who is actually right here? And what do Elif and her headscarf have to do with it?

A highly topical, stirring story about friendship and love, about life and death – and about everyday racism everywhere. Kathrin Schrocke tackles the issue of invisible privilege with great expertise, empathy and without pointing fingers.


Young Adult Fiction

Original title: Weiße Tränen
Age 13+
240 pp | € 17
Publication: August 2023

Author: Kathrin Schrocke

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“This book is many things at once: exciting, touching, stirring, shocking. But above all it holds up a mirror mercilessly. The ideal read on everyday racism and discrimination in our society.” – Salah Naoura

White Tears is ideal for teaching the the subject of racism in the classroom without pointing fingers.” – Miriam Rosenlehner

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