The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

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"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." -- (Source of summary not specified)
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
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525555483
052555548X
Branch Call Number: TEEN PETRUS
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm

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katrina612
Oct 24, 2019

Everyone needs to read this book! Written by one of Minneapolis's finest local artists, this book is tender and strong, and full of sweetness.

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