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American Street

A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews

American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys.

In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie--a good life.

But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola's mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit's west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.

Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

ISBN: 9780606412278

ISBN-10: 9780606412278

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Publication Date: 05/01/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/01/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 352

Language: English

Categories

Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration

Social Themes - New Experience

Family - Parents

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