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American Street

  • Ibi Zoboi
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432879111
  • ISBN-13: 9781432879112
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 440 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020

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Overview

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 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?

Age Range: 14 and up | Grade Level: 9 and up | Lexile Measure: HL690L