CaribbeanReads announces the launch of the award-winning young adult book Musical Youth (November 2014) by Antiguan author Joanne C. Hillhouse. [For previous posts on the author, see Antiguan author Joanne Hillhouse to launch third book, Joanne Hillhouse to participate in Dominica’s literary festival, and Commonwealth Voices: An Interview with Antiguan Writer Joanne C. Hillhouse.]
Description: Music, Discovery, Love. Can one summer make the difference of a lifetime? Zahara is a loner. She’s brilliant on the guitar but in everyday life she doesn’t really fit in. Then she meets Shaka, himself a musical genius and the first boy who really gets her. They discover that they share a special bond, their passion for music, and Zahara finds herself a part, not just of Shaka’s life, but also that of his boys, the Lion Crew. When they all get roles in a summer musical, Zahara, Shaka, and the rest of the Lion Crew use the opportunity to work on a secret project. But the Crew gets much more than they bargained for when they uncover a dark secret linking Shaka and Zahara’s families and they’re forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about class, colour, and relationships on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Musical Youth placed second in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.
Read more at CaribbeanReads, at http://www.caribbeanreads.com/musical-youth/
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