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
boy and girl
African American / Mexican American
mother and father
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2000 Honor
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2005 Winner
internet; gangs; high schools; schools; Hispanic Americans; Latinos
Draper, Sharon M., "Romiette and Julio" (1999). DIVerse Families. 523.