Romiette and Julio
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harrassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.
Racial Diversity; Interracial; Race discrimination; interracial relationship; racism
male teenager; female teenager
African American / Mexican American
mother and father
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2000, Honor, Language Arts 7-12 Novels
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2005, Winner, Middle Grade
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Fourth Edition, 2003 Families, Friends, and Community
Shakespeare in Youth Fiction, 2006
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010 Twists on the Tale
Young Adults' Choices, 2001
internet; gangs; high school; chat room; Hispanic Americans; Latinos; Cincinnati, Ohio; new kid; Shakespeare; threats; violence; kidnapping
Draper, Sharon M., "Romiette and Julio" (1999). Diverse Families. 523.