DIVerse Families
 
The Lines We Cross

Title

The Lines We Cross

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781338118667

Pages

390 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL690L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Step parent; Interracial; Race discrimination; Bicultural; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; step father; interracial friendship; interracial relationship; racism; prejudice; bicultural child; multicultural community; immigrant family; refugee family

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Afghanistani / Australian

Family Formation

mother and step father; mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages (12 to 14)
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018
Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2017
Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances, 2017
Choices, 2018 Fiction Young Adult
Kirkus Best Teen Books, 2017 Best Teen Romances
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2018 Grades 9-12

Keywords

Muslim families; Islam; Sydney, Australia; Afghanistan; boats; politics; restaurants; scholarship; anti-immigrant views

Diversity Impact

direct

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