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The stars and the blackness between them / Junauda Petrus.

Petrus, Junauda, (author.).

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  • 35 of 40 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) YA PETRUS (Text) 39493109910226 Young Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525555483
  • ISBN: 9781713701378
  • ISBN: 052555548X
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Audre and Mabel, both young women of color from different backgrounds, fall in love and figure out how to care for each other as one of them faces a fatal illness.
Trinidad. Audre is being sent to live in America with her father because her strictly religious mother caught her with her secret girlfriend, the pastor's daughter. Her grandmother Queenie tries to reassure her granddaughter that she won't lose her roots. Minneapolis. Mabel is trying to figure out why she feels the way she feels-- about her ex Terrell, about her girl Jada and that moment they had in the woods. When Audre and her father come for dinner, Mabel falls hard for Audre and is determined to take care of her as she tries to navigate an American high school. But when test results reveal why Mabel has been feeling low-key sick all summer, it's Audre who is caring for Mabel as they face face a deeply uncertain future. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
890L Lexile
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Blacks > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Trinidad > Fiction.
Genre: Lesbian fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Novels.

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