DIVerse Families
 
The Lines We Cross

Title

The Lines We Cross

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

390 pages

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781338118667

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Step parent; Interracial; Race discrimination; Bicultural; step father; interracial friendship; interracial relationship; racism; prejudice; bicultural child

Annotation

Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and step father mother and father

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Afghanistani / Australian

Keywords

refugees; Muslim families; Islam; families; Australia; Afghanistan; immigration; boats; politics; restaurants

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Lines We Cross

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