Map of Ireland
W. W. Norton & Company
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.
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
Black (African) / White (Irish)
Rainbow List, 2009 Young Adult Fiction
civil rights; 1974; struggles; isolation; Boston; acceptance; coming-of-age; Black Power; Catholics; high school
Grant, Stephanie, "Map of Ireland" (2008). Diverse Families. 1777.