The Orange Houses

By Paul Griffin
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Awards and Honors ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults 2010; Amelia Bloomer List 2010; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society 2010

The Orange Houses

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Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse,Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use,Language: Mild Language,Violence: Mild Violence

Tamika is an insecure, hearing-impaired teenager with a talent for drawing. Fatima is a refugee from a war-torn country who creates origami from the newspapers she sells on the streets of the Bronx. The two artists are introduced to each other by a young, traumatized veteran named Jimmi, who instructs them to create something "beautiful" together. Through their friendship and their art, Tamika and Fatima strive to hold off the violence and ignorance that must inevitably come crashing into their lives.
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