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Romiette and Julio

Title

Romiette and Julio

Illustrator

Adam Lowenbein

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

236 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689821806

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; Race discrimination; interracial relationship; racism

Annotation

Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harrassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Mexican American

Awards

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2000 Honor; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2005 Winner

Keywords

internet; gangs; high schools; schools; Hispanic Americans; Latinos

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Romiette and Julio

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