American Street

Category: Book
By (author): Zoboi, Ibi
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.79in
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From The Publisher*

A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews!

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

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?

Review Quote*"Self-assured, elegant and utterly captivating."
Review Quote*★ "Mixing gritty street life with the tenderness of first love, Haitian Vodou, and family bonds, the book is at once chilling, evocative, and reaffirming."
Review Quote*★ "Filling her pages with magic, humanity, tragedy, and hope, Zoboi builds up, takes apart, and then rebuilds an unforgettable story. This book will take root in readers' hearts."
Review Quote*"Zoboi urges us to examine the American dream to see if there is room within it to hold the ones we love
Review Quote*★ "Zoboi's stunning debut intertwines mysticism and love with grit and violence…Fierce and beautiful."
Review Quote*"Will reach young readers regardless of their background."
Review Quote*★ "A breathtaking story about contemporary America that will serve as a mirror to some and a window for others, and it will stay with anyone who reads it."
Review Quote*"A poignant meditation on one girl's struggle to find her way in a new world."
Review Quote*"Brimming with culture, magic, warmth, and unabashed rawness, "American Street" is ultimately a blistering tale of humanity. This is "Manchild in the Promised Land," for a new generation, and a remarkable debut from Zoboi, who without question is an inevitable force in storytelling."