Young Adult Novels from WestSide Books Tackle Issues of Race and Family
Between Us Baxters tells the story of twelve-year-old Polly, a poor white Southern girl whose close friendship with Timbre Ann, a middle-class black teen, puts both families in danger. As white supremacists set fire to black businesses, Polly struggles to cope with the implications for her family and to understand the true meaning of friendship. Polly’s sense of justice threatens to upset the status quo in her small town.
In Seattle Blues, thirteen-year-old Maya is sent to spend the summer in
WestSide Books, www.westside-books.com, is dedicated to publishing edgy, realistic, contemporary fiction for teenagers. It launches a debut list of seven young adult novels in Spring 2009.
SOURCE WestSide Books