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The Summer Between Us
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The Summer Between Us

By Andre Fenton

This book will be available 7th April 2022. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$14.95 Paperback
Also available from our distributor Lerner Publisher Services
This book will be available 7th April 2022. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$7.95 Ebook
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This coming-of-age story follows 18-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future, all while dealing with the stress and pressure he feels to please those closest to him. As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and his post-secondary future, he gains awareness of the way his Blackness impacts the way he moves through majority-white spaces and negotiates the difficulties of forging a path in life against others’ expectations.

Despite his wish to follow his longtime girlfriend Mel on her cross-country trip and find common ground with his emotionally distant father, Adrian comes to understand that his own passion is grounded in a desire to support a community he’s forged on his own.

Dealing with common themes (a desire for independence, identity, first love, familial tensions) from the nuanced perspective of a biracial teen, this story tackles contemporary social issues such as class difference, colourism in the Black community and the structural barriers limiting access to post-secondary education for Black youth.

ANDRE FENTON is an award-winning author, spoken word artist and arts educator. He has represented Halifax at seven national poetry festivals across Canada and has authored two previous titles, Worthy of Love and ANNAKA. Andre’s work focuses on race, self-esteem and creating more representation and diversity in young adult fiction. This is Andre’s third novel. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
Publication Date: 7th April 2022
ISBN: 9781459506817
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 7th April 2022
ISBN: 9781459506824
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.7.0.0, YAF000000, YAF011000, YAF018000, YAF052020, YAF058090
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 13 To 18

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