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Author Gibney, Shannon, author.

Title Dream country / Shannon Gibney.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dutton, [2018]

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bradley PL YA Fiction - BRBB-2  TEEN FIC GIB    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL YA Fiction - BYLY-14  Y FIC GIB    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Teen Area - DKLY-12  TEEN FIC GIB    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  T GIB    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main YA Fiction - HDBB-1  YA GIB    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  TEEN FIC GIBNEY    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL YA Fiction - LSBB-3  YA GIBNEY    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL YA Fiction - NLBB-1  TEEN GIB    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park YA Fiction - NSLY-11  TN GIBNEY    AVAILABLE
 Reddick Lib YA Fiction - RLBB-3  YA F GIB    AVAILABLE

Description 335 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Spanning two centuries and two continents, Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people caught in a spiral of death and exile between Liberia and the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
"Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a family tree twisted to its breaking point by slavery and colonialism but ultimately held together by hope and determination"-- Provided by publisher.
2008, Minneapolis. Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia. Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827. The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980. Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis. A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.-- adapted from jacket.
Audience 900L Lexile
Subject Families -- Liberia -- Fiction.
Families -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Liberian Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Americans -- Liberia -- Fiction.
Family life -- Liberia -- Fiction.
Family life -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Liberian Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Americans -- Liberia -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Africa.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism.
Liberia -- History -- To 1847 -- Fiction.
Liberia -- History -- 1847-1944 -- Fiction.
Liberia -- History -- To 1847 -- Fiction.
Liberia -- History -- 1847-1944 -- Fiction.
Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.
ISBN 9780735231672 (hardback)
0735231672

 
    
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