Cover Reveal for Ibi Zoboi’s AMERICAN STREET

Ibi Zoboi has released the cover for her debut Young Adult novel, American Street, a coming-of-age story about a Haitian immigrant.

Zoboi revealed the cover for her debut book, American Street, on her Twitter account, featuring the “fierce and fabulous Fabiola,” the heroine of the novel.

american streetWe think this cover is absolutely gorgeous! Not only is it vivacious and enthralling, it also captivates the essence of the urban setting of the novel.

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—the good life. But after leaving Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud, American cousins—Chantal, Donna and Princess—the grittiness of Detroit’s west side, a new school, and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola must learn that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

American Street is set to be released on February 14, 2017 by Balzer + Bray.