A New York Times Notable Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
An ALA Booklist Editors' Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book
A Kirkus Best Book
A BookPage Best YA Book
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find\u202fune 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?
Age Range: 14 and up | Grade Level: 9 and up | Lexile Measure: HL690L