American Street, by Ibi ZoboiRead about the other entries on the list.
Fabiola and her mother are finally getting out of Haiti for good, reuniting with family in Detroit, and getting started on their American dream. At least, that’s the plan. Then Fabiola’s mother gets detained, and Fabiola herself—born in the U.S.—is forced to move forward alone. As she awaits the day she and her mother will finally be reunited, Fabiola does her best to settle in with her mysterious aunt and her three strong-minded cousins. But adjusting isn’t easy…especially when she’s surrounded by dangerous secrets. Just how far Fabiola will go to get her mother back is anyone’s guess, and emotional support comes in the most unexpected of places in this vibrant, high-stakes debut infused with Haitian vodou.