American Street

Having just said in my last post that I wasn’t usually into YA, I just finished another YA selection that I enjoyed. This one, American Street by Ibi Ziboi, was loaned to me by a colleague because of my interest in Haiti. It’s the story of a mother and daughter who are emigrating to America from Haiti. While the mother is detained, the daughter moves in with her aunt and cousins and learns about life in America and Detroit in particular. While overall, a depressing tale, this was a good and interesting read, based in some part on the author’s own story.

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