Burn Baby Burn

Medina, Meg

Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
Published: March 8, 2016
Categories: Historical Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (age 15-19)
Distributed By: Axis 360
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In a gripping coming-of-age novel, Meg Medina steps back to volatile 1977 New York, where a young woman faces rising tensions in the city — and in her own home.

Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while thereis a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.