The Sun Is Also A StarBook - 2016
From Library Staff
Read Harder Challenge 2017: read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in the US now. Also, this story is amazing. Natasha is an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica whose family is about to be deported. On her last da... Read More »
"Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color."
The POV characters are Jamaican and Korean-American.
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Observable Fact: You should never take long shots. Better to study the odds and take the probable shot. However, if the long shot is your only shot, then you have to take it.
“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”
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Natasha is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who has been in the United States since she was eight years old, and today is her last day in New York. Tonight, she and her family have to get on a plane and go back to Jamaica, all thanks to her father’s DUI. But Natasha is desperate to stay, to graduate high school, to go to college. Everything—her life, her future, almost all of her memories—is here. Daniel is the second son of hard-working South Korean immigrants. Today, he must put on his suit, cut his long hair, and put aside his dreams of being a poet. Today, he has an admissions interview for Yale University, where his parents expect him to study to become a doctor. When Natasha and Daniel’s paths cross, their romance is destined to end almost as soon as it begins. How much can you love in a single day?
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