DIVerse Families
 
The Lines We Cross

Title

The Lines We Cross

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781338118667

Pages

390 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

Afghanistani / Australian

Family Formation

mother and step father mother and father

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

The Lines We Cross

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