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Bright Lights, Dark Nights

Author: Stephen  EMOND
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Subject/Category:  9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9781626722064
Review: First love is always special, as Walter and Naomi discover. Their inter-racial relationship meets serious challenges, however, when wall-flower Walter's white-policeman dad is accused of racial profiling during an arrest, and Walter's romance with African-American Naomi is impacted by the ensuing neighborhood tension. Black and white drawings provide supporting imagery as Walter begins to grapple with a new awareness of his white privilege and of deep-rooted racial tensions which did not depart with desegregation.

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