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Farrar handles race and the complexities of interracial relationships by implication, through Alex’s discovery of the vibrant, new (to him) world just blocks away. A solid, timely effort.” –Kirkus Reviews

A Song for Bijou

Written by Josh Farrar
Published by Walker & Company

Life for Alex Schrader has never involved girls. He goes to an all-boys prep school and spends most of his time goofing around with his friends. But all that changes the first time he meets Bijou Doucet, a Haitian girl recently relocated to Brooklyn after the earthquake-and he is determined to win her heart. For Bijou, change is the only constant, and she’s surprised every day by how different life is in America, especially when a boy asks her out. Alex quickly learns that there are rules when it comes to girls-both in Haitian culture and with his own friends. And Bijou soon learns that she doesn’t have to let go of her roots to find joy in her new life. Told in alternating viewpoints against the vibrant backdrop of Haitian American culture, Alex and Bijou take their first tender steps toward love in this heartwarming story.

Primary ISBN: 9780802733948

Available As: Hardcover
Middle Grade, Age 10 or older

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Setting: United States (Brooklyn NY)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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