Bright Lights, Dark Nights
Roaring Brook Press
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Divorce; Interracial; Race discrimination; single father; separate homes; divorced parents; interracial relationship; racism; race relations
African American / White
divorced mother and father; single father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Twelve to Fourteen
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
dating; best friends; friendship; father and son; high school; music; racial profiling; police brutality; bullying
Edmond, Stephen, "Bright Lights, Dark Nights" (2015). Diverse Families. 480.