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Description - Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins Rose

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 Mama 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 Mama to save her shattered home life?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763672355
ISBN-10: 0763672351
Format: Hardback
(205mm x 141mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judith Robbins Rose

Judith Robbins Rose lives in the Denver metro area, where she volunteers as a fund-raiser to develop facilities for low-income communities and serves as a mentor and tutor for at-risk youth. Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco is her first novel.

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