We have a new reader for teen books at SDL — this week, welcome Marissa’s Picks!
Fabiola Toussaint is a Haitian immigrant who moves to the west side of Detroit to live with her aunt and three cousins. Her mother is detained by U.S. immigration authorities during their journey. As Fabiola struggles to adjust to American life, high school, homesickness, and a potential new romance, she finds herself in way over her head. Everything she has worked so hard for is put on the line when she is forced to make an unthinkable choice. Zoboi’s story is based on her own trials and tribulations as a young Haitian immigrant.