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Map of Ireland

Title

Map of Ireland

Authors

Stephanie Grant

Publisher

W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781416556237

Pages

197 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In 1974, when Ann Ahern begins her junior year of high school, South Boston is in crisis -- Catholic mothers are blockading buses to keep Black children from the public schools, and teenagers are raising havoc in the streets. Ann, an outsider in her own Irish-American community, is infatuated with her beautiful French teacher, Mademoiselle Eugénie, who hails from Paris but is of African descent. Spurred by her adoration for Eugénie, Ann embarks on a journey that leads her beyond South Boston, through the fringes of the Black Power movement, toward love, and ultimately to the truth about herself.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Interracial; Race discrimination; Gay/Lesbian; single mother; interracial relationship; marginalized group of people; racism; prejudice; segregation; lesbian; lesbian teenager; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African) / White (Irish)

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2009 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

civil rights; 1974; struggles; isolation; Boston; acceptance; coming-of-age; Black Power; Catholics; high school

Diversity Impact

direct

Map of Ireland


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