We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 29, 2015

    Roger Hobbs: IMG Soundtrack of Macau: Roger Hobbs's Playlist for Vanishing Games



    My new novel, Vanishing Games, is a heist thriller set in the gambling city of Macau, China. I lived there briefly while researching the book and... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Vanishing Games

      Roger Hobbs 9780385352642

    spacer

On Order

Spanish Language Edition

$21.99
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Foreign Languages- Spanish

Dark Dude

by

Dark Dude Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Rico Fuentes is 15, lives in Harlem, and is a first-generation American at the end of the 1960s. His

parents are Cubans from a modest background, and his father is an alcoholic. Rico has a very fair

complexion, unlike his friends and family, and is constantly harassed around the neighborhood and

at school for being a dark dude, a pejorative/ironic term from the time. Add to this social and family

friction the fact that one of his best friends has started to use heroin. So when Rico has the chance

to leaveby running away to the Midwest, where a friend liveshe goes for it. Life is easier in

Wisconsin, but can he go through life without his family, who doesn't know where he is? This YA

novel transports us to the era, vividly re-creating its attitudes and people, and moves us with the

magnificent story of Rico's coming of age as he navigates through two different worlds.

Awards: ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Amricas Award Honorable Mention, International

Latino Book Award, NYPL Books for the Teen Age

Product Details

ISBN:
9788444143163
Author:
Hijuelos, Oscar
Publisher:
Everest Publishing
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
430
Dimensions:
8.10x6.00x1.60 in. 1.75 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

Other books you might like

  1. 39 Clues 02 One False Note Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Hanging on to Max
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. Drive-By (Harper Trophy Books)
    New Trade Paper $5.99
  4. If I Grow Up Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. On the Court With...Lebron James... New Trade Paper $5.99
  6. Can't Get There from Here Used Hardcover $4.95

Related Subjects

Dark Dude New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.99 Backorder
Product details 430 pages Everest Publishing - Spanish 9788444143163 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.