The Summer Between Us
This coming-of-age story follows 18-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future.
As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and his 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.
Dealing with common themes from the nuanced perspective of a biracial teen, this story tackles contemporary social issues such as class difference, colorism in the Black community, and the structural barriers limiting access to post-secondary education for Black youth.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Number of Pages||200|
Author: Andre Fenton
Andre Fenton is an award-winning author, spoken word artist, and arts educator. His work focuses on race, self-esteem, and creating more representation and diversity in young adult fiction. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.