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Going Home

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Felita's whole life seems to change the year that she turns twelve. Her mother begins to insist that her brothers go with her everywhere, and she's not allowed to hang out like she did last year. Nothing about growing up in a strict Hispanic household seems fair. Then Felita learns that one of her dreams will come true--she'll be spending the summer in Puerto Rico with her ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Skylark (first published June 2nd 1986)
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Rafi
i'm reading going home by Nicholasa Mohr, what i has read is about that they are planning to go to Puerto Rico, a propoced that his dad tell to Fefita family long time ago. Finally they deside to go right school finish.
Brandon Rosa
This book brings me back memories of Puerto Rico. Like Felita I spend my summer vacation in Puerto Rico and even though my spanish was not that good, I had fun and came back knowing more spanish. At first Felita was bored, and missed her friends in New York and had a hard time getting use to Puerto Rico life style. She meets Provi at church and they become good friends. She experienced how Puerto Rican from the island made her feel like an outsider because she was New Yorkrican.
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Cynthia
This book made me learn that being bullied by other people does not make anything better. Felita has showed her spirits and aren't running away just because Anita and her gang are saying mean things about her. This is a very nice book.
Georgene
I read this with a group of 6th grade girls and we all really liked it, except I was bothered by the constant use of the word "gonna" in dialogue. The book presents a realistic look at the Hispanic culture.
dara8E
Mar 31, 2008 dara8E is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I think that this book is really good because it's about a girl named Felita and she's going to Puerto Rico it's like a dream come true.

I got this book from Ms.Drinan.
Sophie
Jan 12, 2011 Sophie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I am reading this book for school. I am going to be doing a book report on this book.
Tyne
One of my favorite young adult books.
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Nicholasa Mohr (born November 1, 1938) is one of the best known Nuyorican writers. Her works tell of growing up in the Puerto Rican communities of the Bronx and El Barrio and of the difficulties Puerto Rican women face in the United States. She was raised in the Bronx. From 1988 through 1991, she taught at Queens College, City University of New York. From 1994 through 1995, she was Writer-in-Resid ...more
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