Title: The Lines We Cross
By: Randa Abbel-Fattah
Published: 2017 (2016 in Australia)
Call #: High School Abdel-Fattah, R. (In Wilmette)
Abdel-Fattah’s new book goes right for today’s news headlines: Michael’s parents run an anti-immigrant group and Mina is a beautiful, strong Afghan refugee who won a scholarship to Michael’s prestigious school. Narrated alternately by both teenagers, this story is compelling, powerful and stirs up questions about how to find our place and our voice in a world we didn’t choose. The minor character are well drawn with rich backstories and trajectories. You get a strong sense of modern Sydney. Read this one!