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?
Why I’m Excited: This is another one with a beautiful cover that made me read the description. This sounds like a story with a lot of heart. I love complicated family dynamics and I can’t wait to read about Fabiola’s experience immigrating to Detroit. This is one I’ll be asking my school librarian to purchase for the kids!
American Street comes out 14 February 2017.