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American Street [electronic resource] / Ibi Zoboi.

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu (author.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780062473066 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0062473069 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Summary, etc.:
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?
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Haitians > United States > Fiction.
Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Vodou > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Haitians > United States > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Electronic books.
Detroit (Mich.) > Fiction.

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