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Bright Lights, Dark Nights

Title

Bright Lights, Dark Nights

Authors

Stephen Edmond

Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781626722064

Pages

367 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Walter Wilcox's first love, Naomi, happens to be African American, so when Walter's policeman father is caught in a racial profiling scandal, the teens' bond and mutual love of the Foo Fighters may not be enough to keep them together through the pressures they face at school, at home, and online.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Race discrimination; separate homes; single parent; racism; race relations

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
Kirkus Book Award, 2015 Young Reader

Keywords

dating; best friends; friendship; father and son; high school; school

Diversity Impact

direct

Bright Lights, Dark Nights

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