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Exquisitely written testimonial, sometimes in diary form, immerses readers in the details of life under dictator General Trujillo in the Dominican Republic during the political upheavals of the early 1960s. It is an engaging story of one girl's coming of age set against a backdrop of fear and secrets. Powerful and at times intense, this book will take readers on a frightening journey of fear and anguish that will cause them to pray for the rescue of Anita and her family.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2004 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780375815447
"Cuba 15" humorously and poignantly tells the story of Violet Paz as she prepares unwillingly for her quinceañera, the traditional Latina 15th birthday celebration. Her journey into self-discovery leads her to truly value and understand her Cuban heritage for the first time.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2004 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780385730211