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Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa
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Dec 28, 2008

really liked it
Read in December, 2008

Violet Paz is a young Latina living in Chicago with her family. Her abuela from Miami wants to throw her a quinceanero, and the book deals with preparations and traditions involved in the party. It was a little walk into Hispanic culture, complete with Spanish phrases thrown in for authenticity.

I chose this book because it had won the Pura Belpre Award. I enjoyed all of it. The author made the characters seem real, and there were several times in the book when I felt as if I was actually inside the book with the characters. It's a wonderful story for teens interested in learning about an honored custom in an entertaining manner.

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message 1: by Sue (last edited Dec 29, 2008 05:13PM) (new)

Sue Dina,
Will your students like this? I may want to read to get more of an understanding of Hispanic culture.

Dina I am thinking about reading it to them. I'll bring it for you to read first though. It was really good, and right at their age level.

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