Waiting on Wednesday #38 – American Street


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…….


30256109American 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?

22 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #38 – American Street

  1. I’d spotted that gorgeous cover on another blog but hadn’t yet read what it was about. Sounds fantastic though, thanks for sharing!


  2. I dread your WoW. You always introduce a new novel to me that I have never heard of but sounds so wonderfully divine that I just have add it to my TBR. So basically, it’s always growing and now I just get to blame you ❤ This book sounds epic!


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