A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews and multiple awards
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?
A New York Times Notable Book * Publishers Weekly Flying Start * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017 (Top of the List winner) * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * BookPage Best YA Book of the Year
--Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times bestselling author and three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King AwardBinding Type:
Balzer & Bray/HarperteenPublished:
8.40h x 5.60w x 1.30dAward:
National Book Awards - FinalistReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews
12/15/2016 pg. 48School Library Journal
02/01/2017 pg. 109Shelf Awareness
02/17/2017Horn Book Magazine
03/01/2017 pg. 101Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name:
187750 / American StreetReading Level:
4.4 / Interest Level:
Upper Grade / Point Value: