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We Light up the Sky



by
Lilliam Rivera

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint
Bloomsbury USA
ISBN
9781547603763
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Strong Language , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: General , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion
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City High School

Should you save a world that’s shown it doesn’t want to save you? Award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the haunting story of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens.

Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they run in separate spheres. Pedro is often told that he’s “too much” and seeks refuge from his home life in a local drag bar. Luna is pretending to go along with the popular crowd but is still grieving the unexpected passing of her beloved cousin Tasha. Then there’s Rafa, the quiet new kid who is hiding the fact that his family is homeless.

But Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find themselves thrown together when an extraterrestrial visitor lands in their city and takes the form of Luna’s cousin Tasha. As the Visitor causes destruction wherever it goes, the three teens struggle to survive and warn others of what’s coming—because this Visitor is only the first of many. But who is their true enemy—this alien, or their fellow humans?

Pura Belpré Honor–winning author Lilliam Rivera examines the days before a War of the Worlds–inspired alien invasion in this captivating and chilling new novel.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Strong Language , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: General , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Thriller, Supernatural

Topics

Extraterrestrial beings. Aliens. Hispanic Americans. Social classes. Survival. Los Angeles, California.

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City High School
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Teen readers looking for realistic city settings and urban themes will enjoy these often-gritty titles that deal with contemporary situations and feature ethnically and culturally diverse characters. These titles will have special appeal for urban teens who want to see their own lives reflected in the books they read. Readers interested in the excitement and challenges of a city setting will also be drawn to the 12 books that comprise this category.

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Diversity,Fiction,Mature Readers,LGBTQ+,Novels,Realistic Fiction
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