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American Street / Ibi Zoboi.

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu (author.). Miles, Robin, (narrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library NEW TEEN CDBK ZOBOI (H.S. NUTMEG 2019) (Text to phone) 34030141520327 Teen Book on CD In process -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry Y/CD ZOB (Text to phone) 33260000339177 Teen CD Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon BCD ZOB (Text to phone) 33430136993375 Adult Book on CD Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield YA CDA ZOBOI (Text to phone) 32518138259976 Young Adult Book on CD Available -
Southbury Public Library TEEN ZOBOI/BOOK ON CD (Text to phone) 34019145872701 Teen Book on CD Available -
Weston Public Library YA-BKCD ZOBOI (Text to phone) 34053142835957 Young Adult Book on CD Available -

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General Note: Compact discs.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2020.
Participant or Performer Note: Performed by Robin Miles.
Summary, etc.: 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 US 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.
Target Audience Note:
012-017
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2020.
Source of Description Note:
Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject: Interpersonal relations Fiction
Schools Fiction
Cousins Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Haitians United States Fiction
Immigrants Fiction
Young adult fiction
Detroit (Mich.) Fiction
Immigrants Fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Schools Fiction
Cousins Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Haitians United States Fiction
Detroit (Mich.) Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.

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Zoboi's powerful debut, set in current-day Detroit (but based on the author's experience as a Haitian immigrant in 1980s Bushwick, Brooklyn), unflinchingly tackles contemporary issues of immigration, assimilation, violence, and drug dealing. Although born in America, teenage Fabiola has grown up with her mother in Port au Prince, dreaming of a better life with her aunt and cousins in Detroit. Upon arriving in New York City, Fabiola's mother, lacking proper documents, is sent to a detention center while Fabiola must go on alone to Detroit. Shocked by the rough urban environment, her pugnacious cousins, her aunt's lethargy, and her cousin Donna's physically abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend, Dray, Fabiola turns to her Haitian spirits (lwas)-as well as a mysterious street man-for guidance, while embarking on a tentative romance with Dray's friend Kasim. When she strikes a deal with a police detective to set up Dray for arrest in exchange for her mother's release, it results in a dangerous situation with devastating results. Mixing gritty street life with the tenderness of first love, Haitian Vodou, and family bonds, the book is at once chilling, evocative, and reaffirming. Ages 14-up. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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*Starred Review* Zoboi's stunning debut intertwines mysticism and love with grit and violence to tell the story of Fabiola Toussaint, a Haitian teen adjusting to her new life in Detroit. Fabiola's dream of a better life with her aunt and cousins in America snags when her mother is detained at the U.S. border. Forced to continue alone, she must also confront the reality that her new neighborhood is every bit as dangerous as the one she left behind in Port-au-Prince. Drugs, gangs, and violence pervade the status quo, but thanks to her cousins' tough reputations, Fabiola can find her footing. Zoboi, who emigrated to the U.S. from Haiti, brings a nuanced portrayal of that culture to the narrative. Evocative prose, where Fabiola calls on voodoo spirits, informs and enriches her character, while standing in counterpoint to her hard-as-nails cousins. Zoboi pulls no punches when describing the dangerous realities of the girls' lives, but tender moments are carefully tucked into the plot as well. This story is many things. It is a struggle for survival. It is the uncovering of one's bravest self. And, most significant, it is the coming together of a family. One or two scenarios strain credibility, but the characters' complexities ultimately smooth over any bumps. Fierce and beautiful.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist

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Gr 9 Up-After her mother is detained by immigration officials, Fabiola Toussaint has to finish her move from Port-au-Prince to Detroit alone. The tough-as-nails cousins and exhausted aunt who greet her in Michigan bear little resemblance to the warm family she had dreamed of when she was in Haiti. Left with a mother-size hole in her life, Fabiola begins the unsteady process of assimilation, holding on to her family's spiritual traditions while navigating the disconnectedness and violence of her new home. A sweet romance and her cousins' fierce and complex support ease the teen into a halfway space between worlds, but her eyes remain on the prize of reuniting with her mother. When Fabiola is approached by the police to inform on her cousin's volatile boyfriend in exchange for information about her mother, she must work around the gaps in her understanding to make some explosive decisions. In this bright, sharp debut, Zoboi weaves grittiness, sensitivity, and complexity into every character, but Fabiola's longing, determination, and strength shine especially brightly. 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. A must-purchase for YA collections.-Beth McIntyre, Madison Public Library, WI © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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