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Monday, June 26, 2017

American Street

Book #48 Read in 2017
American Street by Ibi Zoboi

This is a gritty YA read.  Fab comes to American from Haiti with her mother; she is an American citizen; her mother is not.  Fab's mother is detained and sent to a holding facility in New Jersey.  Fab continues to their destination--her aunt's house in Detroit.  There she meets her three cousins who have all had varying street experience.  This is a new world for Fab and a police detective tells her she will help her mother if Fab snitches on the drug dealers who orbit her cousin's world.  This book shows inner-city life in a realistic and sometimes painful way.  I borrowed this book from the public library.  I would recommend it for high school and adult readers.

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