Wednesday, May 23, 2018

American Street by Ibi Zoboi ( Abe Lincoln Book)

I listened to this book and I think I really enjoyed this book more because the audio and accents were so wonderful to listen to. I am curious if the book would be as enjoyable if I read it instead of listening to American Street. The main character has just arrived to Detroit from Haiti and has been separated from her Mother because of an immigration issue. I feel many people in today's current climate of DACA could relate to this story.

Amazon Summary
American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, EverythingBone 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 vodouculture.
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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