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“A young boy dares to dream of life outside of Jamaica despite facing many obstacles.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Your Corner Dark

Written by Desmond Hall
Published by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Things can change in a second:

The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica.

The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he’s in trouble.

The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters.

And the second Frankie joins his uncle’s gang in exchange for paying for his father’s medical bills, there’s no going back…or is there?

As Frankie does things he never thought he’d be capable of, he’s forced to confront the truth of the family and future he was born into—and the ones he wants to build for himself.

Primary ISBN: 9781534460713
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: Jamaica

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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