. Racial Discrimination To this spellbinding voice of the next generation, I bow.” —Rita Williams-Garcia, The New York Times bestselling author and three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. —School Library Journal (Starred Review), “Fabiola Toussaint is a black immigrant girl whose life is flipped upside down when she moves to Detroit, Michigan, from her homeland of Haiti and her mother is detained by the INS, leaving her to go on alone. Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (/ ˈ k eɪ s ɛ m / April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an Intersectionality: 5 (also includes police violence, the difficulties of black girlhood and immigrant girlhood mixed, and so many more intersectional issues). The street on which this novel is set may be named American, but Zoboi has also imbued it with touches of magical realism. I'm in awe. Join SuperSummary to gain instant access to all 37 pages of this Study Guide and thousands of other learning resources. What were some of the events that facilitated those changes? Nor does it portray Fabiola’s kin as saints. VERDICT 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. 3. This is the story of a girl trying to find her place in Detroit after coming over from Haiti. The logo was designed by moth written and is a registered trademark of I’m Your Neighbor Books. This book will take root in readers’ hearts.” Artfully incorporating culture, mysticism, grit, and bravery, Zoboi has crafted a dazzling entrance into the Young Adult literary world that is sure to leave readers wanting more.” —Children’s Literature, “After her mother is detained by immigration officials, Fabiola Toussaint has to finish her move from Port-au-Prince to Detroit alone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Reading a book with multiple authors is like…, Epic Reads is brought to you by HarperCollins Publishers, Copyright © 2020 Harper Collins Publishers, All rights reserved. As I got older, the bad boys I knew moved from the back of the classroom to street corners and in the driver’s seats of shiny cars. 6. When Fabiola arrives in Detroit without her mother, she’s left adrift even among her brash cousins and her aunt Jo, who insists Fab speak English in the home, not Haitian Creole. An Electronic Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. It’s about how love changes shape when certain freedoms are threatened. “I call my spirit guides to bend .