Burn Baby Burn

March 8, 2016|
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
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A Kirkus Prize Finalist * A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee * A National Book Award Long List Selection * An American Library Association Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection * A Booklist Editors’ Choice * A Horn Book Fanfare Selection * A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year *A  School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A BookPage Best Children’s Book of the Year

While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina''s riveting coming-of-age novel.


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 to admit — and the hardest to accept.
Meg Medina is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Merci Suárez Changes Gears, which was also a 2018 Kirkus Prize finalist. Her young adult novels include Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which won the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award; Burn Baby Burn, which was long-listed for the National Book Award; and ...
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Title:Burn Baby Burn
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.56 X 5.88 X 1.04 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.56 X 5.88 X 1.04 in
Published:March 8, 2016
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763674670

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