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Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco (Hardcover) (Judith Robbins Rose)

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With humor and sensitivity, a debut novelist explores the coming of age of a girl caught between two cultures as she finds the courage to forge a new destiny."Miss, will you be my Amiga?"Amiga means"friend" in Spanish, but at the youth center, it meant a lady to take you places.I never asked myself if two people as different as Miss and me could ever really be amigas.When Jacinta Juarez is paired with a rich, famous mentor, she is swept away from the diapers and dishes of her own daily life into a world of new experiences. But crossingla linea into Miss’s world is scary. Half of Jacinta aches for the comfort of Mamá and the familiar safety of the barrio, while the other half longs to embrace a future that offers more than cleaning stuff for white people. When her family is torn apart, Jacinta needs to bring the two halves of herself together to win back everything she's lost. Can she channel the power she’s gained from her mentor and the strength she’s inherited from Mamá to save her shattered home life?
With humor and sensitivity, a debut novelist explores the coming of age of a girl caught between two cultures as she finds the courage to forge a new destiny.

"Miss, will you be my Amiga?"
Amiga means "friend" in Spanish, but at the youth center, it meant a lady to take you places.
I never asked myself if two people as different as Miss and me could ever really be amigas.

When Jacinta Juarez is paired with a rich, famous mentor, she is swept away from the diapers and dishes of her own daily life into a world of new experiences. But crossing la linea into Miss?s world is scary. Half of Jacinta aches for the comfort of Mamá and the familiar safety of the barrio, while the other half longs to embrace a future that offers more than cleaning stuff for white people. When her family is torn apart, Jacinta needs to bring the two halves of herself together to win back everything she's lost. Can she channel the power she?s gained from her mentor and the strength she?s inherited from Mamá to save her shattered home life?
Number of Pages: 341
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Parents, People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Judith Robbins Rose
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 17348766
UPC: 9780763672355
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-8143
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