The Music of What Happens
Arthur A. Levine Books
It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by the racism and homophobia of those around them.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single Parent; Family member death; Divorce; Biracial; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; Addiction; single mother; death of a father; divorced parents; biracial teenager; interracial relationship; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationship; gambling addiction; parent with an addiction
Latinx (Mexican) / White
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
food truck; cooking; Phoenix, Arizona; summer; sexual assault; masculinity; secrets; summer job; baseball
Konigsberg, Bill, "The Music of What Happens" (2019). Diverse Families. 1783.