The Orange Houses
Meet Tamika Sykes?Mik to her friends (if she had any). She?s hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school. She copes by reading lips and selling homework answers, and looks forward to the time each day when she can be alone in her room drawing. She?s a tough girl who never gets close to anyone, until she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers on Mik?s block. Both Mik and Fatima unite in their efforts to befriend Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community.
The events that follow when these three outcasts converge will break open their close-knit community and change the lives of those living in the Orange Houses in explosive and unexpected ways.
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|Grouped Work ID||73adec31-f0ec-41dc-6ed9-540896cb912c|
|author||Griffin, Paul, 1966-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Tamika, a fifteen-year-old hearing-impaired girl, Jimmi, an eighteen-year-old veteran who stopped taking his antipsychotic medication, and sixteen-year-old Fatima, an illegal immigrant from Africa, meet and connect in their Bronx, New York, neighborhood, with devastating results.|
|item_details||ils:.b13114153|.i14204630|Central Teen Fiction|YF GRIFF|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 27, 2017|cyf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13114153|Book|Books||English|Dial Books,|c2009.|147 p. ; 22 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||The Orange Houses|
|title_full||The Orange Houses / Paul Griffin|
|title_short||The Orange Houses|