A Coretta Scott King Honor BookTold 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. Port of Spain, 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, USA. 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 Read More chevron_right
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It takes about 5 Hours and 47 minutes on average for a reader to read The Stars And The Blackness Between Them. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
The recommended reading level for The Stars And The Blackness Between Them is 9th Grade and Up .
The Lexile score for The Stars And The Blackness Between Them is 890.
The Stars And The Blackness Between Them is 320 pages long.
in 2020 The Stars And The Blackness Between Them won the Coretta Scott King Award in category .
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