April 1, 2001
April 1, 2001
Offers a modern retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" as young lovers, Romiette and Julio, find themselves in a harsh situation as strong disapproval from their gangs over their interracial relationship threatens the very thing that means the most to both of them. Reprint.
This dramatic spin on Shakespeare's play, ROMEO AND JULIET, moves the action to modern-day Cincinnati. Romiette Cappelle and Julio Montague correspond with each other through cyber-chats, and plan to meet one another when they realize they have a lot in common--what they don't realize is that they attend the same high school! The pair begins to fall in love, and their relationship is wonderful. But things could change when a group of thugs don't want them to date because Romiette is African-American and Julio is Hispanic. Will the two end their relationship, or overcome the prejudice that threatens to destroy them? By the author of TEARS OF A TIGER.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: General, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, School + Education, Social Issues / Dating + Sex, Social Issues / General
- Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: General, Social Issues / Dating + Sex, Social Issues / General, Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, School + Education
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Sharon M. Draper
- Online Item #: 13844594
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-0354
- ISBN: 9780689842092
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported