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The Resource The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, Junauda Petrus, (electronic resource)

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, Junauda Petrus, (electronic resource)

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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
Title
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
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Junauda Petrus
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eng
Summary
Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both. Trinidad. Sixteen-year-old Audre is despondent, having just found out she's going to be sent to live in America with her father because her strictly religious mother caught her with her secret girlfriend, the pastor's daughter. Audre's grandmother Queenie (a former dancer who drives a white convertible Cadillac and who has a few secrets of her own) tries to reassure her granddaughter that she won't lose her roots, not even in some place called Minneapolis. "America have dey spirits too, believe me," she tells Audre. Minneapolis. Sixteen-year-old Mabel is lying on her bed, staring at the ceiling and 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, and about the vague feeling of illness that's plagued her all summer. Mabel's reverie is cut short when her father announces that his best friend and his just-arrived-from-Trinidad daughter are coming for dinner. Mabel quickly falls hard for Audre and is determined to take care of her as she tries to navigate an American high school. But their romance takes a turn when test results reveal exactly why Mabel has been feeling low-key sick all summer and suddenly it's Audre who is caring for Mabel as she faces a deeply uncertain future. Junauda Petrus's debut brilliantly captures the distinctly lush and lyrical voices of Mabel and Audre as they conjure a love that is stronger than hatred, prison, and death and as vast as the blackness between the stars
Summary
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
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10814874
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Petrus, Junauda
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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  • Romance
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, Junauda Petrus, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780525555506
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7000a96d-256d-4e84-8d0e-76a3531f1db9
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, Junauda Petrus, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525555506
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7000a96d-256d-4e84-8d0e-76a3531f1db9
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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