Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
This Week I’m Waiting On…….
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication: February 14th 2017
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Cultural
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—the good life. But after leaving 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 must learn that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
Why Am I Waiting?
It’s YA, Contemporary, and diverse; all things that I love to read! I think that the protagonist being Haitian is something that needs to be read. I’m always excited to read books that POC, so this was a must when I saw it. I just love that cover! What book are you waiting on this week?