Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora s family life isn t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while thereis a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit and the hardest to accept.
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About Burn Baby Burn, she says, “While telling Nora’s story, I was writing about violence at the tipping point, both in a city and in a family. Young people then and now sometimes have to grow up against a backdrop of unspeakable events. Their fight for hope, respect, and happiness always amazes me.”Cited by: 1. In BURN BABY BURN, year-old Nora Lopez has the odds stacked against her. Her single mother is close to going under financially, her drug-taking younger brother is abusive to both Nora and her mother, her father has remarried and pays scant attention to her, and she doesn’t see much of a future for herself after she graduates from high school.4/5. About Burn Baby Burn While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina’s riveting coming-of-age novel. Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of , when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. The book focuses on an American society in the near future where owning a book is a crime. ‘Firemen’ are employed to burn any books found. When I came across the book cover of the edition pictured above, I thought how simple, yet powerfully effective it was. The title with the ‘1′ replaced by a matchstick.
Meg Medina Author Biography Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, Burn Baby Burn, has earned numerous distinctions including being long listed for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize. New York, summer Nora Lopez is seventeen, in love with both a new guy and disco music. But the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. And her troubles don’t even end there. Her brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, and her mother is helpless or unwilling to stop his decline. Burn Baby Burn: A Supervillain Novel Sundancer is a militant radical who channels the heat and light of the sun, capable of melting steel and vaporizing anyone who stands in her way. Pit Geek is seemingly immortal, able to survive any injury, but haunted by fragmented /5(4). 50+ videos Play all Mix - Burn Baby Burn, Disco Inferno YouTube Saturday Night Fever • Night Fever • Bee Gees - Duration: HD Film Tribu, views.
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina. Nora López is finishing high school uncertain about the future. Encouraged to read more. Nora López is finishing high school uncertain about the future. Encouraged to apply to the New York City Community College trades program, she can’t imagine being able to go when her mom, Mima, struggles to pay the rent. A Cuban-American girl comes of age in Flushing, Queens, in , against the backdrop of the Son of Sam murder spree. It’s the summer after graduation, and Nora López and her family struggle to make ends meet. She works part time at a local deli, but her mom . BURN BABY BURN is Medina’s newest book. It is a historical fiction novel intended for young adults, although I think that adults will love it as well, especially if they grew up in the ‘70s or in New York City. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Burn, Baby, Burn by R. J. Blain at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpBrand: Pen & Page Publishing.