Title Profile & Character Information

Street Love

Annotation
This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.

Characters
NameBattle, Damien
GenderMale
OccupationStudent

NameAmbers, Junice
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent

GenreYoung adult fiction
Love story
Coming of age
Family
Psychological
TopicsFirst loves
Star-crossed lovers
Social classes
Teenagers
Family relationships
Single parents
Sisters
Mothers and daughters
Love
Survival
Rivalry
SettingHarlem, New York City