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Marisol and Magdalena: The Sound of Our Sisterhood
Best friends Marisol and Magdalena live in Brooklyn, and both have grown up with extended Latina families. When Marisol's mother sends her away to Panama to live with relatives, it puts her American values to the test, as well as her friendship with Magdalena.
Paperback, 170 pages
Published March 26th 2001 by Disney-Hyperion
(first published January 1st 1900)
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Marisol and Magdalena are best friends living in Brooklyn. Both of their relatives try to teach them about their culture and native land.Both girls claim that they are too "American" to learn about their background.Marisol's mother sends her to Panama to live with her grandma and learn about her homeland. therefore, Marisol and Magdalena are separated. And everything becomes a test for them both. To see if they can still keep their friendship. This book was very boring and not very fun to read b ...more
Someone had left this book on the table in the lobby of my co-op. I was going to pass it on to my cousin for her grandchildren to read. However, when I started to read the book, I could not put it down. It is a wonderful read, and all ages will enjoy this book about the coming of age of two teenagers, who are best friends. Although they are from the same ethnic background, one of them returns to their native country. You begin to see how American culture has a major impact on how the girls see t ...more
This book was about too bestfriends Marisol and Magdalena. Marisol finds out she is moving to Panama because her mother thinks thats what is best for her. Magdalena finds out to and she gets less close to Marisol but when they have to say good-bye Magdalena apologizes. Marisol never thought she was going to like Panama but she gets use to it and starts sharing the same love for it at her mother .
This book is about a girl called marisol that lives with her mom in new york city.Once her mom wanted to send her to her grandmothers house in panama but marisol didn't want to go.After she was in her grandmother house she was looking for her fther cause he never seen him or talk to him sice sge wus born.
i believe that this book explains the true meaning of friendship. i love this book because this book also describes how you can travel to new places, meet new people and still come back to the place where you were from and still mend your friendship with the others that you left behind by a few simple words!
Oct 01, 2014 Libertad Araceli rated it really liked it
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