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Bright Lights, Dark Nights

Title

Bright Lights, Dark Nights

Authors

Stephen Edmond

Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781626722064

Pages

367 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Walter Wilcox's first love, Naomi, happens to be African American, so when Walter's policeman father is caught in a racial profiling scandal, the teens' bond and mutual love of the Foo Fighters may not be enough to keep them together through the pressures they face at school, at home, and online.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Divorce; Interracial; Race discrimination; single father; separate homes; divorced parents; interracial relationship; racism; race relations

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father; single father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Twelve to Fourteen
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015

Keywords

dating; best friends; friendship; father and son; high school; music; racial profiling; police brutality; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

Bright Lights, Dark Nights


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