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Romiette and Julio

Title

Romiette and Julio

Illustrator

Adam Lowenbein

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689821806

Pages

236 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Interracial; Race discrimination; interracial relationship; racism

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Mexican American

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

internet; gangs; high school; chat room; Hispanic Americans; Latinos; Cincinnati, Ohio; new kid; Shakespeare; threats; violence; kidnapping

Diversity Impact

direct

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