#TheDailyRead – American Street by Ibi Zoboi

The book featured on today’s #TheDailyRead is American Street by Ibi Zoboi. American Street is a National Book Awards Finalist and won Best Book of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly and the School Library Journal. The book covers issues that the Haitian-born author faced as a young immigrant in the U.S.

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American Street

Genre: African American Literature
SubGenre: Young Adult
Author: Ibi Zoboi

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Synopsis

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?

Get the Book

American Street is available on Amazon Kindle for $1.99. Or as always, read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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