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Burn Baby Burn

ISBN-10: 1536200271
ISBN-13: 9781536200270
Author: Medina, Meg
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: March 2018

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL680L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes) *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence *

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 there is 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
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