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American Street

(2017)
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A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews!

A New York Times Notable Book * Publishers Weekly Flying Start * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017 (Top of the List winner) * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * BookPage Best YA Book of the Year

American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys.

In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.

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 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 soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Zoboi's nascent storytelling gifts ensnare from page one. To this spellbinding voice of the next generation, I bow." - Rita Williams-Garcia

"A poignant meditation on one girl's struggle to find her way in a new world." - Nicola Yoon


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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
ISBN: 0-606-41227-1 / 978-0-606-41227-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
ISBN: 0-06-247304-2 / 978-0-06-247304-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
ISBN: 0-06-247305-0 / 978-0-06-247305-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
ISBN: 1-4708-5916-5 / 978-1-4708-5916-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: American Street Lib/E
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
ISBN: 1-4708-5917-3 / 978-1-4708-5917-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
ISBN: 1-4708-5918-1 / 978-1-4708-5918-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: American Street
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: American Street
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: American Street
Author(s): Ibi Zoboi
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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